Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Between Heaven and Earth watercolor class demo

Watercolor on paper 12" x 10"  Another demo from one of last week's classes.  Two down and about 10 more to complete. I'll never catch up.  I just keep adding more each week.  That's a happy problem.
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Monday, January 28, 2013

"Lucky You" watercolor class demo

Demo from last Friday's watercolor class.  I spent Sunday trying to finish some of those half-done from class.  Managed to tackle two.  "Lucky You"  10" x 10" watercolor on 300# Arches.
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Monday, January 21, 2013

"Strawberry Reflections" watercolor class demo

I have about 10 half-finished paintings from all my class demos over the last couple weeks.  I need a day to just sit and finish them all.  Whenever I think I have a little time to breathe, it's time to prepare for the next class. All the snowbirds are back so it's getting busy!  
"Strawberry Reflections"  10" x 12" on Arches 300# cold press.
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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Three Big Macs

Three Big Macs.  11"x 13" watercolor on paper.  Demo from Friday's Grand Opening at Venus Studios Art Supply.   I varnished this.  It really makes the colors pop.  I had used this as a demo for a class last winter. One of the ladies from that class attended Friday's demo and got inspired to go home and finish her apples from last year :-} Another group of gals took photos and used it for their group painting session the next day.  Available for purchase

Friday, January 4, 2013

"Junk Man" value study for future painting

Okay, all my sketcher friends.  Just had to do one.  This is a junk man in Punte del Este, Uruguay.  Middle of the day, during busy traffic.  The horse could barely walk. The world is full of disparities.  Graphite on paper (in my sketch book!)

"Into the Sunset" one-hour demo

This is a one-hour demo done today for a local art group. I've done this scene before, but each time it's a little different.   Lovely lunch first, then demo. Watercolor, 19" x 13. " The group meets often at their clubhouse for classes and demos.   Great group.  One lady is a board member of the Gibsons Art School in British Columbia.  She wants me to teach a 5-day workshop summer of 2014.  I'm so excited.  It's a beautiful area and a great school. I'm honored to be invited.
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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

"Into the Mist" class demo. Day 2 of Leslie Saeta's 30 paintings in 30 days challenge

This is another demo from one of last week's classes. I rearranged the boats a bit from the reference photo, and I didn't like what was in the background so, decided to turn it into fog.  I rarely can finish a painting in a  2-hour class and this was no exception.  Took another couple hours today to finish.  Watercolor on 300# Arches cold press  9-1/2" x 11" 

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30-day painting-a-day challenge by Leslie Saeta

"Orange Glow"  20" x 16"  Oil on canvas.  I just signed up for Leslie Saeta's painting-a-day challenge.  Going to be a real challenge to keep up with everyone.  It's a lot harder than you might imagine to complete a painting everyday.  Takes planning, discipline and commitment.  I've done it before.  Just didn't have as many things on my plate as I do now.   To see all the others who have signed up go to