Tuesday, February 21, 2017


"Princeton Barn" - work in progress
9" x 12"
(watercolor on aquabord)

I hope my American friends had a lovely long weekend.  I began a new painting.  This one measures 9" x 12" and is painted on aquabord. (of course)  I've been studying some oil paintings by a fewcontemporary masters and trying to glean how they do what they do in terms of value, shape, color and temperature - particularly with landscape and foliage - and applying what I learn to my paintings. (easier said than done!)  Obviously the media are completely different but the fundamentals are the same. Still, translating them into watercolor techniques is a challenge. But who doesn't like a challenge!?  :)

In addition I've been pouring over Andrew Wyeth's work as well.  I'm hoping to make significant improvements on my painting this year . . . we'll see how it goes.

In case you are interested, here are links to some of the work I've been viewing, it's just exceptional and inspiring:

Have a great week!

1 comment:

  1. I'm also trying to learn more about art.boy! I sure missed out with your class.wish it could of been longer.I would of liked to have learned from the best ...you!��have a good day!
    Paula Lynch - Kane.


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