Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, November 18, 2011

Bird Sanctuary

I finished this painting last night ... it is from the "all paint from one photo" November project for Watercolor Workshop.  This painting is approx. 8" x 10" and is painted on 140 lb. cold-pressed watercolor paper.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

McCullough Lake, Northwoods, Wisconsin

I included my photograph tonight for this painting - I wanted you all to know that the colors really are as intense as I am painting them.  This painting is 12"x8" and is painted on 140 lb. cold-pressed watercolor paper.

Monday, November 14, 2011

View from the Bridge (in the style of Z.L. Feng

This is my version of the northwoods photo from Wisconsin in the style of Z.L. Feng.  This painting is 12" x 9" and is painted on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold-pressed watercolor paper.  It turns out that it is more my style than Feng's - Oh Well!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Autumn Study in the Style of Z.L. Feng

When I received the August issue of Watercolor Artist magazine, I was immediately fascinated with the work of Z.L. Feng.  One of her paintings was on the cover and caught my attention and the article and photographs of her works sealed the deal!  I am a fan of Z.L. Feng.  In this particular painting I used the cover photo as my inspiration.  The painting is 10" x 8" and is painted on 140 lb. cold-pressed Fabriano-Artistico watercolor paper.  I am now ready to use a reference photo I took this fall in Wisconsin and attempt this style of painting again - I'll let you know how things work out!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Still Life with Apples and Pear II

I finally was able to do some painting!  I have been so busy doing some commissions and have neglected my own art.
This painting was done from a photo I took last summer in my kitchen - in fact I took a series of pictures that day, so you will be seeing more of this subject. 
This painting is 9" x 12" and is painted on 140 lb. Fabriano/Artistico cold-pressed watercolor paper. 
I pushed up the saturation in the photo and tried to paint the more intense colors - it was  a lot of fun!