Saturday, January 21, 2012

Country Side Barn

I have been doing some watercolors lately and this is one of my latest.  It was done in a split complementary
color scheme using Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna and Blues.  Not using green for the trees was at first odd but it's a good practice to limit your colors in this way.  

Monday, October 3, 2011

Sacramento River

I repainted this scene which was originally painted during an En Plein Air workshop with Calvin Liang in Sacramento in January of 2011.  It was wonderful to be instructed by Calvin who is an amazing painter. 

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Point Lobos Cypress

Point Lobos in Carmel has always been one of my favorite places to visit,  hike and photograph.  This was painted later in the studio.  I like the way it came out.   

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

San Luis Obispo

My outings with " The Thursday Painters," a group of painters from San Luis Obispo County, have been wonderful.  I am somewhat too lazy to deal with oil painting materials and find watercolors so much easier to manage.  Here are some of them.  Let me know what you think.

Point Lobos Rocks

I didn't like my previous rendition of this scene in Point Lobos, so I reworked it.  I like it more than the first.
If you have any opinions on the matter, I would love to hear them.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Calla Lilies

My latest flower still-life.  I am quite happy with this painting and enjoyed doing it.  Hope you like it, also.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Miller Park in Sacramento

One of the lovely parks in Sacramento where we painted with Calvin Liang, our instructor from Corona.  These paintings are meant to be small studies.  For myself, they are an invaluable learning tool.  I am less interested in the outcome than I am in the process.  Whenever I could, I tried to paint the same scene that Calvin painted.  In this way, I used his painting as a guide but always looked at the actual scenery before me as my subject.  I wish I could show you his painting with mine next to it, but I don't have the permission to do that.