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!

Friday, February 28, 2014

Flowering Quince

Spring begins !  Blossoms emerge from the grays and browns and violets of winter.

watercolor/yupo  10" x 12 1/2"  (posted earlier on facebook )

Saturday, February 22, 2014


This sketch is directly and loosely painted using a restricted palette of 3 primaries plus black. I'm amazed by the range of color and value capable with this approach. This is one of the series, which I've named "Almost Honest"  and is about basic discoveries, and is a hoot !
watercolor/ Yupo  10" x 12 1/2"

Saturday, February 15, 2014

In The Mirror....

I had planned to sketch some objects on my bathroom counter, when I looked up and saw my image in the mirror and changed the plan.  It still fits  into the Almost Honest category , so I painted it.
watercolor/ Yupo  12 1/2" x 10"

Saturday, February 8, 2014

3 Eggs

One of the domestic sketches in the series I'm calling Almost Honest.  Decide for yourself.....

watercolor   10" x 12 1/2"

Monday, February 3, 2014

Scissors and Pens

I am working on a series in which I paint just what I see before me, not arranging the objects as in a traditional still life. These small works are almost drawings, using restricted color which emphases the basic "bones" of the painting.

10 1/2" x 12"