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Monday, April 30, 2007

Alpine View

This is an 11 x 15 watercolor that I did this weekend for the weekend drawing event on WetCanvas. Can you imagine...this is the view out of someone's kitchen window! I had a hard time with the fog, but I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Perfect Seat

This is a 4 x 6 watercolor that I did at the beach last Saturday. It was windy so I was sitting next to the beach pavilion to block the wind. This couple looked so cozy sitting there that I had to paint this. Luckily I started with the people, because they weren't there for long. After they left I worked on the rest of the painting. A while later someone said "Mind if we look?" When I turned around it was the couple I had painted. They were surprised to see themselves on paper.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Blue Ridge View

This is an 10 x 13 watercolor on yupo done from a reference photo supplied in WetCanvas for the weekend drawing event. I picked it because I love the view of the Blue Ridge Mountains, a place I have visited before.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Tropical Retreat

This 7 x 10 watercolor was done for the Weekend Drawing Event for WetCanvas last weekend. The reference picture was from Trinidad or Tobago. I'm a palm tree lover so I couldn't resist this one.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Hillside Town

This 11 x 15 watercolor is of one of the towns along the Cinque Terre in Italy. The church was surrounded by homes, and the nearby hillside was covered with vineyards. Quite a lovely place.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Shutting Out the Sun

This 15 x 22 watercolor was done from one of my many Italy photos. I love the texture of the walls, and almost every window in Italy has flower boxes.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Open Door

This 7 x 10 watercolor was done for the Weekend Drawing Event for WetCanvas. The reference photo was a building in Santa Barbara. I worked from a black & white copy of the photo, so the colors came from what I imagined the scene would look like. I used typical CA colors.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Park With Bridge

This is an 11 x 15 watercolor done for a weekend project for WetCanvas, an online art group. Each weekend one member provides a group of reference photos, and you take your pick and do it in any medium you choose.

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Tuscan Wall With Flowers

This was done soon after my trip to Italy. I was attracted to the texture of the wall and the lovely flowers. The bricks took a lot of time to paint. It is a 22 x 30 watercolor.

Monday, April 2, 2007

Sedona Red Rock Collage

This is an 11 x 15 stained paper collage with watercolors. It's my first attempt since taking Jerry Brommer's workshop. I'm happy with the way it came out and the texture it gave to the cacti.