Happy Holidays


Happy Holidays – Watercolor on 9 x 12 – 140Lb Paper – Painted January 2, 2009 – This is the first watercolor I've done in approximately 53 years. Just learning to manage the values is a new experience as I've used the tube waters and not the old tubs I had as a child in northern Minnesota. The present day papers are also  much better at holding their shape than a half century ago. The only thing that remains the same is the subject matter and the planning of white space. Expect to see more watercolors in the future along with my normal oils. This one is not for sale. Your comments are welcome.




along with my normal oils. This one is not for sale. Your comments are welcome.

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About rbaker

Russell BakerSacramento, Northern California, United StatesAs a student in northern Minnesota I enjoyed being an artist. My uncle Charles: C. X. Carlson, a noted author, artist and muralist was a great influence me. I sketched and painted everyday until age sixteen or so, then it seemed as though life took over. Now, 40+ years later and retired, I have returned to the more pleasurable pastimes of my youth. This year, 2007, I started drawing, painting and playing music once again. It will be interesting to see where these endeavors guide me and how my skills in turn develop over time. Everything I offer here is an original. Some may be renditions of other works I find interesting, however originals just the same. If you see something you would like to purchase, email me.