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Watercolor batik of Stonehenge ruins in UK- tutorial

My recent painting of Stonehenge was based on photographs I shot years ago while visiting the monument.  The original pictures were shot in the evening, but I was inspired to paint the ruins in a moonlit scene. I began by doing a sketch on top of the rice paper.  Since I paint with high contrast values, I make sure to… (more…)

2014 Georgia Watercolor Society XXXV National Exhibition

My 1/2 sheet painting “Kathmandu Street” was accepted in the 2014 Georgia Watercolor Society National Exhibition. This painting is an example of “poured watercolor”.   I masked the whitest whites of the piece and  poured watered-down solutions of reds,yellows, and blues on top of the surface.  Tilting the paper allows the colors to blend and flow in certain areas.  A spray… (more…)

Commissioned work

My first two commissioned pieces were paintings I did for my German friends married in Switzerland at the Hospiz Grimsel (paintings below). These full sheet watercolors (22×30″) were based on photographs I shot in Switzerland. While I wasn’t paid for these images (they were their wedding gifts), the idea was the same as a commission- I knew what they wanted,… (more…)

Recent watercolor paintings

In October I had the pleasure of attending a workshop led by John Salminen, a well-known and nationally recognized watercolor painter.  During the workshop, I completed this painting:   The Antigua painting was my first experience with painting on full sheets of watercolor paper (32×40 inch).  After a 13 year hiatus from painting, I made the mistake of painting on… (more…)

Complementary color scheme in watercolours

Recently, I have been working on a series of watercolour paintings of the Moai heads on Easter Island, Chile.  my wife and I visited the island on our honeymoon (I know, not the most romantic place- but we continued onward to tropical Tahiti). We stayed on Easter Island for five days, and loved it.  We visited the ruins at sunrise,… (more…)