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, August 31, 2013

Watermelon Slices

What can be more direct than these simple forms and clear color .

What fun !

Watercolor/ yupo   12 1/2" x 19 1/2"

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Sausal Creek

This painting of a rocky stream will be in my show at the Sewell Gallery in November. It's a strong image, but I am frustrated because I can't capture the details or color nuance or energy of this painting with my camera - I need a pro !

18 1/2" x 24 1/2"

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Brushes and Paints

This still life of my studio supplies will be exhibited in my solo show at the Sewell Gallery in November.  This exhibit will show the work I have painted on Yupo this past year.  My posts of the larger paintings will have to be re-photographed by a better camera than I have, but you can get the general idea!

watercolor on Yupo  18 1/2" x 24 1/2"

Friday, August 2, 2013

Beyond the Oak Knoll

A friend has a ranch in the rugged country of eastern Humboldt County, and this particular site is a magnet for the painters who visit there , a cluster of oak trees on a knoll with a view to a far horizon.
This is my version painted on Yupo , and begun on the site, the first time I attempted to paint plein air on Yupo. The technical specifics of this surface make it a challenge !
9 1/2" x 12 1/2"