Tag: Watercolor Figurative

Couple Shadows

My motivation were photos I shot from the tenth floor of our hotel in downtown San Francisco. I was attracted by the long shadows cast by people walking past our hotel. My watercolor is on a full sheet of 300 lb Arches hot press paper. I made sure to get the holding of hands by…

mindi from life

watercolor 14×20 the wash is too light. i was paying her to pose and ran out of time/money. its always that way! uggggggg

Tagger in Training

This is another watercolor of Cadillac Ranch just West of Amarillo, Texas. When we stopped by there in June, there was a field trip of young children, each with a can of spray paint, decorating the cars. Are we teaching our children right ? This watercolor is on a full sheet of 300 lb Arches…

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…

Trabajano Con Mi Padre

I'm happy with the way this painting turned out. "Trabajano Con Mi Padre" is suppose to tell a story. Translated to English the title means "Working With My Dad". I guess it's take your daughter to work day in Taos. The parishioners in Taos, New Mexico step forward every June to help restore their famous…

Mixing Adobe Mud

I've struggled with different titles for this watercolor. Several people thought there was fire in the scene. I settled on "Mixing Adobe Mud". If you have observed the restoration of an historic adobe church in northern New Mexico it makes sense. If not, you are confused. Ambiguity is good in art but this image tells…

Flower Lady No 2

It was fun to watch this watercolor develop step by step – I started it as a drawing last Saturday – now, six days later,  I can look back on how I got here and what worked or did not work – for me, as a teacher, the process has always been much more important…

Favorite Painting

I have not posted in quite a while – this is my newest watercolor – the girls were at a watercolor show last fall in Albuquerque – they loved the painting of the dancers by my friend Pat – yes, I ask permission to photograph them to use in a painting. The narrow composition is…