Category Archives: watercolor

mugshots

 

animals before

animals 2

 

September 2014

ink and watercolor, 4 individual 6″ x 6″ pieces

sunrise

 

acrylic, watercolor.

half of my heart

i’ve had the urge to paint something for awhile now but getting my butt to the art store and picking up new canvas/paper has been a bit of a hassle and somehow hasn’t quite been making my “to-do” list.

i have the luck of living right near a framing store and they happened to have this very nice, large frame (approx 40″ x 32″) ¬†hanging out for $20. i’m a sucker for a large frame, i’m not sure why that is but i love a great frame, and i love massive art. i think there’s something about something huge that makes you feel like you can be a part of the piece. it also if often a much more physically engaging act of creation.

the frame was just the motivation i needed to get myself in some painting shape. i’ve been wanting to put something up in my kitchen that was simple, striking, but also calming. i did a few quick searches for just watercolor/ink thinking that would be a good medium for this and i found this lovely artist Cynthia Camlin and her pieces on glaciers. i particularly liked this piece below entitled melted 10.

while i like the way she handles the paint, her use of color and her level of detail, i was just looking for something in the red-yellow family with the same sense of isolation, balance, and serenity. below is re-versioning of the piece above.

1. i began with a light pencil sketch outline¬†2. i decided to tackle the smaller mountain first 3. then the right mountain 4. then the below the surface stuff. it looks a little lumpy because this is still a very wet piece, and i didn’t have a lot of thick paper choices when looking for paper sized 42″ x 32″. this painting took approx 2-3 hours and is comprised of yellow, red, and blue. there may be additional color added but we’ll see.

original art, september 2011

engagement

done as a gift for a friend.

original art, april 2010

woman abstract

watercolor, woman in pieces

original art, april 2011