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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…)

Link reciprocity- Watercolor Society of North Carolina

In the latest issue of The Palette Dispatch I wrote a brief article concerning linking to the Watercolor Society of North Carolina website from your artist website. Why would you want to do this? Though the search engine algorithm’s are top secret, the consensus among SEO (Search Engine Optimization) experts are several things will increase the relevance of your website… (more…)

Wedding photographer in Raleigh, NC

Last month I shot my brother’s wedding in Denver, CO… …the most stressful event I have shot in years, not due to number of guests, crazy bridal consultants (or bride’s mothers), but because it was my brother’s wedding.  No pressure, right? Denver is sunny 360 days of the year (so the saying goes). Well, it was not sunny the three… (more…)

Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors

Bummer. Was supposed to be flying to NY this weekend for the 31st Annual Adirondacks National Exhibition of American show, where my painting of the Bayon temple was accepted.  Judged by Paul Jackson and Pat San Soucie, the show features work by great watercolorists such as Patricia A. Allen, Judi Betts, Cheng-Khee Chee, Z.L. Feng, James McFarlan, Dean Mitchell, and… (more…)

Tips and advice on mixing watercolor

Watercolor painting has always fascinated me. The luminosity cannot be replicated with oil or acrylic. However, watercolor does have a bad rap because people associate it with old ladies painting flowers. No offense, there is nothing wrong with flower paintings, but I quickly discovered that there are a lot of amazing artists creating wonderful and vibrant watercolors of cityscapes, abstracts,… (more…)