Tag: Watercolor People

California Couple

I spotted this elderly couple crossing the street in Sausalito, California. This watercolor is 15 x 11 inches on 140 lb Arches rough. 

Father's Love

Nate was an art student of mine, in Middle School, over 14 years ago. He served as a marine and then married Maggie, another student of mine. He is holding his three month old daughter in this watercolor portrait. It was painted on 300 lb hot press Arches. I did an ink drawing over it…

McEuan

John McEuan is a founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. My references for this watercolor portrait were photos I took at a concert in Colorado Springs a year ago. It is 23 x 15 inches in size on a gessoed sheet of hand made paper. I did an ink drawing over the painting…

Allison Krauss

This is my third attempt at painting Allison Krauss. I took my photo references at at concert last July in Kansas City. Its a watercolor on Arches 300 lb rough. I finished it off with a black ink line drawing. The size is 14 x 11 inches. Allison Krauss is an American bluegrass-country singer-songwriter and musician. Alison…

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…

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…

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…