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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Rosie's Peony 2

I finished this painting this week as a lesson for my intermediate watercolor painting class at Riverside Art Center in Wapakoneta, Ohio.  

This painting is approximately 9" x 11" and is painted on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold-pressed watercolor paper.  The greens are all mixed from cadmium yellow and pthalo blue watercolors from Blick.  The pinks are mostly mixed from quinacridone rose violet from Holbein.

Friday, July 10, 2015


Last week at watercolor class my students didn't finish the "Peggy's Cove" seacoast scene.  Since several of them are unable to make it to class this coming Monday, we decided to finish it next week.
Thus - I had to come up with a lesson for those who will be coming to class.  I thought that maybe a watercolor portrait would be fun since we don't do them all that often. 

This is the painting I worked on today.  I actually took it from a movie I was watching on Netflix - I took a photo of the computer screen on which I was watching the netflix movie - I had stopped the action.  I thought she had such an interesting face.  It is not easy stopping the movie at exactly the spot you want.  I have no idea about copyright  permission on something like this - is isn't really a photograph.  Since I don't want to get into trouble, I'll definitely not show or sell it.

The painting is 8 1/2 x 11" and is painted on 140 lb. cold-pressed watercolor paper.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Peggy's Cove 2

This is the second painting of Peggy's Cove that I prepared for my watercolor class at Riverside Art Center.  It is a different view of Peggy's Cove in Nova Scotia.

This painting is 8 1/2 x 11" and is painted on 140 lb. cold-pressed watercolor paper.  It is transparent watercolor with linear detail with a Micron-Pigma pen.