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SEASONAL NOTES Fall 2022

  Lake Champlain & Green Mountains from Studio (photo) Summer is over too soon once again.  I have been painting a new subject; my new Itoh Peony. It is a cross between traditional peonies and tree peonies and the flowers are large and wonderful!. These are all half sheet paintings on cold pressed watercolor paper. NEWS I presently have no workshops scheduled. Any future ones will probably be local. I do have 4 digital books, a hard cover book and 2 videos on this site for those who want to see information about how I paint, my materials and more.

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From the Studio

SEASONAL NOTES SUMMER 2022

  From the Studio (photo)   NEWS SUMMER Yellow Rose and River Reverie were voted into the top 100 of the Art of Watercolor Magazines Readers’ Choice Competition Issue 45 I presently have no workshops scheduled. Any future ones will probably be local. I do have 4 digital books, a hard cover book and 2 videos on this site for those who want to see information about how I paint, my materials and more. There is also painting information in the archived issues of the Seasonal Notes from other seasons. You can view a variety of my paintings on the

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SPRING 2022 SEASONAL NOTES

Sunrise NEW PAINTINGS         I decided to add some background in this one. The colors are Cobalt blue, French Ultramarine Blue, New Gamboge, Raw Umber and Permanent Rose, NEWS  SPRING I am happy to report that my recent acceptance into the Transparent Watercolor Society 46th Annual Juried exhibition has earned me Signature membership in this excellent watercolor society. I presently have no workshops scheduled. Any future ones will probably be local. I do have 4 digital books, a hard cover book and 2 videos on this site for those who want to see information about how I

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WINTER 2021 – 2022 SEASONAL NOTES

Here’s a way to see the necessity for a full range of values in your painting. If you cover up the last step you might be fooled into thinking there are some dark enough values.  We  must be bold enough to use a generous amount of paint to achieve true darks. They will bring dimension and form to our paintings. Limiting the color in a value exercise helps you really see each value. A  painting using a full range of values and colors. Below is a new landscape on a quarter sheet of Huhnemuhle aquarelle  paper, which is new to

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SEASONAL NOTES FALL 2021

Lake Champlain & Adirondacks from Essex Ferry (photo) Another Summer has flown by too fast. I have been painting quite a lot and below are some of the new results. These are all half sheet paintings. I hope you are all well and finding time to paint. This painting of my cat, Dusty, is on Strathmore Plate heavyweight illustration board. This surface is great for painting fur and whiskers, since lifting and smoothing is so easy. Rapture is also on a half sheet of the Strathmore plate illustration board. Here are some of the steps. Radiance, on the right, is

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SEASONAL NOTES SUMMER 2021

Sunset From the Studio (photo) I’ve reworked several paintings over the last few months Here are the results.   NEWS SUMMER  I presently have no workshops scheduled. Any future ones will probably be local. I do have 4 digital books, a hard cover book and 2 videos on this site for those who want to see information about how I paint, my materials and more. There is also painting information in the archived issues of the Seasonal Notes from other seasons. You can view a variety of my paintings on the gallery pages. Many of these are still available for

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SEASONAL NOTES SPRING 2021

Sunrise (photo) NEWS SPRING My newest painting is Poetic Peony, on a half sheet of Lanaquarelle cold pressed watercolor paper. It is a circular design with a limited palette of a few pinks, blues and a bit of yellow.. I painted in sections, wetting an area and charging color in, letting the colors mingle on the surface. More paint was added for darks as the surface became less wet. I softened many edges as I painted, to give movement to the painting. I presently have no workshops scheduled. Any future ones will probably be local. I do have 4 digital

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SEASONAL NOTES Winter 2020-2021

Sunrise Glow From the Studio (photo) NEWS What a strange year we’ve all had! Making art has been my refuge and I have completed 22 paintings. I have been fortunate to have 22 out of 28 entries accepted for national juried shows and of those, 7 received awards, including the Best of Show with a gold medal in the Montana Watercolor Society Annual Watermedia Exhibition. See “Dancing Light”, right. I also earned Signature membership in the Northwest Watercolor Society with my painting, “Opulent Water Lily”. Here are a few new paintings.    

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SEASONAL NOTES Fall 2020

Double Rainbow Over Schuyler Island From the Studio (photo) Summer has flown by during the Pandemic quarantine. I have been painting most days and below are some of my new paintings. There is a series of my neighbor’s Hydrangea bush, which was loaded in blooms this year. These are all half sheet paintings. I hope you are all well and finding time to paint.

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