Tag: Gesso

John McEuan Banjo

This is a watercolor portrait of John McEuan of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. The group has been playing great music for 47 years now. We recently went to a concert in Colorado Springs to see the group. This watercolor in on a sheet of gessoed handmade paper. Matted and framed it will fit into…

Ranchos Redo

"Ranchos Redo" is my watercolor. Actually, it's a recreation of one I painted in 2001. A friend of mine back in Kansas owns the earlier version. It was painted on a full sheet of 300 lb Arches rough. My new version – is on a full sheet of gessoed hand made paper – matted and…

2nd Version – Tiffanie's Balloon

I painted a new version of "Tiffanie's Balloon". Again, I used handmade paper – but, this time I coated it with gesso first. I used Daniel Smith's new watercolor ground – but, I'm sure any gesso would do the job. With a coat of gesso I was able to blend the color and soften the…

Tiffanie's Balloon – 2nd Version

I painted a new version of "Tiffanie's Balloon". Again, I used handmade paper – but, this time I coated it with gesso first. I used Daniel Smith's new watercolor ground – but, I'm sure any gesso would do the job. With a coat of gesso I was able to blend the color and soften the…

Hollyhocks (Handmade Paper)

I used a sheet of handmade paper that I coater with gesso. Then I used a pallet knife to apply some texture using light acrylic molding paste. I also protected the whites using liquid mask. In the beginning I used a lot of wet-n-wet techniques. I loved the way the gesso let me play with…

Spring at the cabin, mixed media on canvas

My last mixed media on canvas, very abstract.The size of the painting is 30 × 30 inches.I used acrylics, pastels, inks, gesso, thread, pouring medium, gel medium, tissue paper collage, alcohol, scrubbing…My last post on my blog is detailing some of the techniques I am using with mixed media:Here is a video showcasing some techniques…