Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Here is my second painting in a little over a week's time, must be some kind of a record for me lately! I am enjoying painting smaller sizes (this one is another 8 x 10) and enjoying the fact that I can actually finish them within a week. I started this last Thursday afternoon and added glazes, etc. each of the days since and finished it today.

My goal for this one was to pay more attention to lost and found edges and to force myself to attempt some negative painting. I have difficulty wrapping my brain around the concept of negative painting, but love seeing it in the works of others, so decided I had better improve my skills. While I see some softer edges in this when it is on the computer, I notice I could have done even more in some places, but it is what it is at this point, and I will continue working on these aspects.

Love hibiscus flowers!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Archway to Arches

Here is the first project painting for Watercolor Workshop that I have completed and submitted in a long time. I am hoping to get back into the swing of things, meaning more painting and painting studies, now that the new year is here. Seems like a good time to start!

This was taken by a friend, Joe Ruby, on one of his many forays into the Moab, UT area.

It is an 8x10 painting on 140-lb Arches paper. Arches for arches, yup, pun intended.