SEASONAL NOTES SPRING 2019

Sunrise From the Studio

The year was off to a snowy, sub zero start and I’ve procrastinated painting while doing paperwork and other cleaning and clearing in the studio. Here are my first efforts of the year.

 

Illuminated is a new painting on Strathmore Plate 5 ply illustration board. The palette is a simple one of earth colors and blues, mingled on the surface.

The composition is a close focus of a grouping of several rocks and the water around them. The background is minimal and hints that there is a forest.

Unfolding is a painting of a Peony bud partially opened, on Waterford 140 LB. cold pressed paper. It has warm and cool colors mingled on the surface. I painted in sections, by wetting the section and then floating colors on. I softened and lifted edges and highlights as needed. The foliage in the background has a lot of softened edges to avoid competing for attention with the flower. I also linked some of the leaves together, rather than painting isolated shapes with all hard edges.

 

 

NEWS SPRING

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.

 

 

NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITIONS

Haughty Hollyhock
May
Louisiana Watercolor Society 49th International;
Place St. Charles, New Orleans, LA

Tranquil
March
Western Colorado Watercolor Society 29th Rockies West, CO

Luscious
February-April 2019
Fallbrook Art Center Signature American Watermedia Exhibition, CA

Pansy Perfection
January 2019
Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club 122nd Annual Open Exhibition, National Arts Club, NYC