Friday, March 29, 2013

Walking with Dex

I did this late last night.  I was tired and therefore was not over thinking the process as I am oft to do.  The results were quite satisfactory; I wanted the picture to have a bit of raw, cold day of autumn feel. You can be the judge of whether that was successful.  This  also marks the first time I added figures to a painting.  Will do more of that in the future.

                                            Watercolor on 120lbs paper 9x12

Why Dex? Probably because I had just watched an NCIS about a bomb sniffing Marine dog name Dexter (short for Poindexter).

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Canyon in the Spring

Something small and quick, yet incorporated both wet on wet technique and masque-pen.  The goal was also to make the painting more colorful than the original subject matter.  I think I accomplished what I set out to do  And it was fun to complete.

                                      Watercolor on 140lbs paper 10x7 

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

The Coming Storm

Wanted to practice painting clouds. .  .I think this was a good exercise.

                                        Watercolor on 120lbs paper 9x12

Saturday, March 02, 2013

Keeneland -- A True Painting

This was painted with no crutches, no pen and ink to delineate different areas or the use of visible pencil lines to show detail.  This is 100% watercolor, with a bit of pastel added at the end to enhance certain areas of the sky and grass (which I do not consider a crutch).  I think I was able to nail the musculature of the hind limbs with washes and a thin brush for detail.

                                           Watercolor on 140lbs paper 9x12

For those who know me, know that horse were a central part of my life for almost a decade.  I do not work with them any more, but sometimes people contact me about my old work.  Back in April of last year I had the opportunity to visit Kentucky and took in some races at Keeneland.  This is the photo from the back of the racing program.  I took many of my own at the several farms that I visited during that trip.  A handful of those are in the queue waiting to be painted.

Thus ends the streak of the Three Legged Horses. Thanks Cone.