Tag: Watercolor Figure

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…

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…

Cadillac Ranch

I made one necessary stop, at a great photo op, on the way back to Albuquerque from Fort Worth. It was cold and windy but, I had to shoot photos of the changing art form called "Cadillac Ranch". Weather and time plus more and more layers of spray paint continue to change this unique form…

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…

Photo Op – Tent Rocks, New Mexico

This watercolor shows my wife and our daughter-in-law (holding the camera) exploring a slot canyon in Tent Rocks. The National Monument is located about half way between Albuquerque and Santa Fe. It's painted on a full sheet of Arches 300 lb rough but I'm cropping the edges off to emphasize the vertical nature of the…

Tilffanie's Balloon

Recently, I tried a sheet of handmade paper, using watercolor, but without putting gesso on it first. I love the texture that developed on the surface of this painting. The subject is one of my triplet grandkids – Tiffanie. She was about three at the time and had recently broken her arm. She is now…

On The Porch

15 x22 inch watercolor. One of my figure paintings selected to appear in "Best of Worldwide Portraits and Figures", by Kennedy Publishing.

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…