Here is a sneak preview of a big watercolor I started today. This piece is kind of an “experiment.” I’ve never painted a watercolor this big (30x22in; 76x56cm). I’m also applying the paint in a way that combines watercolor and oil painting. Unlike watercolor,
I am not painting big areas of solid color.
I am mixing some colors on the paper (not before I use them).
My painting is standing upright instead of lying down.
The last point is interesting and has caused me to make some adjustments; mainly not using as much water as I normally would over a large area. All of this combines to give it a different “look.” We shall see what happens.
Almost 2016 in Oregon – towards the end of the new year cycle. Happy 2016 to all of my friends around the world who have already celebrated. This image is one of travel. Who know what the new year will bring?
Have you entered your email address yet (in the right side-bar)?
I will soon send my email subscribers the hi-resolution digital version of my slightly eccentric 2016 calendar.
It’s 5×7 inches and can be printed.
I am going to tack mine up as a reminder that the year never goes as planned.
On a ski trip in Kaprun, Austria. I’m not skiing, just drawing. This is a view of Zeller See (Lake Zell) in Zell am See, the “big” town nearby Kaprun. Mountain drawing tomorrow? We’ll see! Will I ski tomorrow!!!
Classes are taught through Portland Community College Community Education
February 2019 — Think Like an Artist
Starting or rejoining your creative journey? Demonstrations and activities designed to up your creative game. We will use drawing, painting, and collage to learn about design, color, rendering, and the critical habits that artists use to develop their ideas. Drawing skill is not necessary.
Class website and PCC enrollment will be available as the class date approaches.
“Painting to Save the Trees”
Elisabeth Jones Art Center
516 NW 14th Ave, Portland,OR
A series of watercolors from the Tree Emergency Response Team project – “Our job is to help trees to be loved and noticed by the community.”