Tuesday, August 28, 2007


I'm working on a large painting, two actually, but took a break to paint figs from the neighbor's tree.
watercolor on arches hot press. 8x10"

Saturday, August 25, 2007

friday lunchtime drawing

three drawings from the friday lunchtime drawing session.
2 or 5 minute poses. The middle pose is very similar to a pose from another model a couple of weeks ago. I feel lucky to be sitting where I was when those happen. Stabilo aquarellable on animation paper. These are bigger than usual, about 16 x 7".

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Friday figure drawing

This last pose is that great pose that we all loved, (except for the model who said, "never again"). These are all either 1, 3 or 5 minutes. There is one of each. Maybe you could figure which is which. I struggle with the 1 minute poses, but it's a great challenge.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Hot weather for sketchbook

A couple of pages of the weather sketchbook, which is really a Handbook Journal, although the size is 5x7" landscape size which I really don't like - too wide. My answer to Cin's comment/question about if I like these journals, is yes, I do like them. My favorite is the 5x5" one. The paper is nicer than Moleskine for a watercolor wash. They are good for quick sketches, and not for finished watercolor paintings however, which is hard for me to remember that that is the purpose of a sketchbook, to work out ideas, and capture quick images. Sometimes I find myself trying to make a finished painting in them. The Handbook Journal paper absorbs the pigment in a nice way. You can see the difference in the august 13 squash in journal, then on Arches cold press paper. Both paintings have the same Holbein Aureolin yellow watercolor paint.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Neglected girl with peonies and asters

I'm trying to organize my blog because I'm still too lazy to make a proper website, but want to include some older paintings, now that I have this label list on the right (and also the bottom which I can't seem to get rid of). This painting is called "Neglected girl" a portrait of a girl who lives in my neighborhood. It's a large watercolor on Arches Hot Press (from a roll) 40x45". It's too large to frame and send away for a show, but sits neglected in my studio.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Greetings from Utah/Zion Ntl Park

Some quick color sketches in Handbook Journal with inferior watercolor paints (my traveling paints)

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Mulholland Drive

Two more watercolor sketches of the tower a little later in the day. The marine layer lifted. The second painting is looking at Mulholland Drive from the canyon.

Fryman Canyon

Two pages from weather sketchbook. August 1 is a marine layer morning view of a tower from Fryman Canyon.
Watercolor in Handbook Journal.