Friday, October 27, 2006

Spring Florals in October?

Each of these small works are 2.5" x 2.5" Watercolor painted on 140lb Arches watercolor paper

I can not believe that Halloween is almost here and October will soon be gone. It was just a few months ago Spring was here, wasn't it. I remember I was busy painting beautiful spring tulip fields. Here are a couple of small ones from that spring collection.
SOLDAt the time I took the reference photo's you could see whole fields of solid red, white, pink and mixed. They are breathtaking and you are just as in awe the next time you see these colors spread out before you in a field.

This last one is the only painting from the Spring Floral series that I've framed.
I think I should be painting pumpkin fields now, instead of looking at these spring floral's.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Evening Sky

SOLD "Evening Sky"
Watercolor 2 1/2" x 3 1/2", Arches coldpress watercolor paper
Here, where I live, this scene is something we see frequently.
I never tire of seeing the sun's reflection on the water as the sun goes down behind a mountain.

In the far background we can see the beautiful and massive Olympic Mountains. They in themselves are beautiful any time of year. In the winter when snow covers them, they remind me of photo's I've seen of the Swiss Alps. Since it is October, maybe soon we'll see that beauty again as the temperatures drop.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

My New Web-site !

Muddler Minnow Fishing Fly
5" x 7 " Watercolor on 140lb coldpress Arches watercolor paper

I'm so excited. Yesterday I launched my watercolor web-site. I sent an e-blast to friends and relative in my personal e-address book and today I'll send my e-blast announcement to those who have purchased my work before.

I spent a lot of time reading about html and writing my site without a template. Because this was a slow process I'm afraid my painting inventory has dwindled, but I'm looking forward to getting back to the pigment and paper and turning out some new work.

I've always loved fishing flies and when I was much younger I loved tying them also. Now I love to paint them. Once when I was in a sporting good store a few years ago purchasing some new flies for a subject to paint, I had arrived at home only to find I had fishing flies stuck to the sleeve of my sweater, where I'd leaned over the table to pick some up to look at. How embarrassed was I when someone noticed them and said....... "eek, you've got bugs on your arm."

Update:  this website is no longer in existence.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Calm Reflection

Calm Reflection 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" SOLD

Although this photo doesn't do it justice, it was a beautiful calm, peaceful morning, with the sun starting to shine brightly. The only thing stirring was us and a few great blue herons. When I looked at the water in front of me, I noticed a mirror reflection of the trees on the shoreline.

Calm Reflection is painted on 140lb. Arches cold press watercolor paper. Again, I left a 1" white border around the painting.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Mt Rainier

SOLD Mt Rainier 2 ½” x 4 ½” Watercolor
Mt. Rainier, located in Washington state, is majestic and always fun to try and capture its beauty in watercolor. The native name for Mt. Rainier is Tahoma. There are days when you can see beautiful colors of pink and purple on the glistening snow. Other days the mountain is barely visible because of clouds or rain.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

October Sail


Here it is October and the weather is beautiful. Warm days with cool crisp afternoons. We see a few clouds occasionally but for the most part each day is filled with a bright blue sky. Boaters are still enjoying days on the water and the sailboats are lovely in the afternoon sun.
This watercolor is 2 ½” x 4 ½” on 140 lb. Arches paper. I have painted it leaving approximately a 1” border all around the painting so that it may be framed showing some white around the painting.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

A Scene from Mexico

Watercolor: 7" x 10"
In February of this year, 2006, we went on a Mexican Riviera Cruise, where the weather was beautiful and the sights were so photographic.. . I was able to recapture the memory of our trip by reproducing this scene of mother and child in the shade while their clothes dried on the line in the afternoon heat.