Saturday, October 26, 2013

Seasonal Warm-up

It was a dark, cold, and rainy day; depressing until I picked up the brushes and Brusho watercolors.  Very fun experimenting with Christmas trees; this medium forces you to stay loose. I finally found the paper I like best with this-Fabriano Artistico 300#. It's thick and smooth and takes a lot of punishment, plus you can bleach out areas for white. (just make sure you get fresh air when bleaching!)

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Pumpkin Time

I just love pumpkins.  I love their vibrant, roundy huggable shape with the promise of fall fun and the most wonderful holiday of all- Halloween!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Event Painting

This was my first venture at doing a live event painting.  We have a unique tradition at our lakeside high school graduations; after the ceremony all the graduates jump into the lake! I was trying for a collage-y type of painting to get it all in. It had to be really fast because it starting raining 45 minutes into the event.  I finished it at home and happily the school superintendent would like to hang it at the school so it is now getting a nice frame on it which will make this detailed effort look a lot better!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Adirondack Moment

A small color study of a little piece of heaven in the Adirondacks this past weekend.
It really does look like this in the morning; a thick misty fog slowly lifts as the sun rises and electrifies the fall colors nearby. I hope to do more little paintings of these scenes and do them justice!