Copper Kettle / Study

Color! The richness and variety of the orange in the kettle, fabric and flowers are complimented by the blue green of the foliage. To my eye this is irresistible!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Silver Teapot and Tray

I gave my class the challenge to paint a watercolor using only the cool colors of the spectrum
 and this is my response.  Fun!

This watercolor measures 13" x 12"

Saturday, December 18, 2010


This delicate painting  is hard to capture. It is of Christmas cyclamens and I painted it on the soft paper I am currently using. This work is very different from my usual more graphic images, and requires a closer look. I am enamored with the looseness and the soft way it implies the subject, rather than a more forthright presentation.
Is this being romantic, prithee?

The watercolor is 22" x 30"

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Begonia Starts

This watercolor show the contrast between the soft paper in the watercolors of my last two posts, versus the paper I that I had been using which has a harder surface, which allows for sharper edges and intense color. Each type of surface enables the painter to pursue different qualities.

This painting is already framed, as it has been exhibited. It is for sale. Please email me if you are interested. I will sell it either framed or unframed.
The image is 13 1/4" x 19.  Framed and matted it measures 25 1/2" x 27 1/4"

Thursday, December 9, 2010

November Sycamore Branch

Sycamore leaves have a strong silhouette against the overcast skies of November. The color is subtle and the leaves are torn, battered by the wind and rain. This was painted on the soft new paper I am currently using, and I am struck by how differently the paper accepts the paint. It is more expressive. I am enjoying this process.
This watercolor is 30" x 22"

Sunday, December 5, 2010

December Bouquet

These sweet scraggly flowers are what remain in my backyard, Peruvian Lillies and Japanese Anenomes.
I have begun painting on a soft surfaced German paper that changes the way paint is accepted onto the paper, so, accordingly, I  have to change my approach . So far I love the result !
This watercolor is on a full sheet of paper - 30" x22"