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!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

4 Musicians

Live music onstage  =  magic

16 3/4" x 27 1/4"   watercolor and acrylic

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Lookin South From The Mouth of the Mattole

This is a sketch from a high meadow overlooking the hills and ocean where the Mattole River reaches the sea. It was a very warm sunny October afternoon, the fog hovered offshore, but never blew in. The low sun put the north facing wooded slopes into deep shade. This rugged landscape is very dramatic - I will be painting a large version which hopefully will give a sense of the really grand scale of this area.
9" x 12"

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Three Musicians

I'm intrigued with painting musicians -as they play their instruments and listen intently to each other,  they slouch, they hunch and focus inwardly.
12 1/8" x 12 1/4"

Saturday, October 8, 2011

2 Musicians

and now for something different......in trying to capture the raw energy of a jazz festival,  I left traditional watercolor behind.
For the background I used gouache and acrylic and generally tortured the paper by scraping and rubbing to evoke the sense of process I was hearing in the music.
An experimental piece that represents a visual improvisation - phew!
17 1/4" x 13 1/8"