Thursday, January 31, 2019


This is an illustration that I have been meaning to post for awhile.  It is a request from a friend that I was happy to accommodate.  It is an illustration, but with watercolor.  So instead of just pushing water and color around the paper and hoping for the best, I had to exert much more control.  I really like the final product.

                                       Watercolor on 140 lbs watercolor paper 9x10

And this little guy is actually not watercolor, but Sketch Ink (by Rohrer & Klingner).  Done mostly using Emma (a dark green ink) with a touch of Carmen (a yellow-orange ink).  

                                  Pen & ink on 140 lbs watercolor paper 4x6

Friday, January 25, 2019

Cold Blue

It is has been just a little bit cold here in NJ this past week, just like these cold, blue mountains.  

                           Watercolor on 90 lbs paper 7x10

                                  Watercolor on 140 lbs paper 6x6 

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Vitamin Sea

Saw a sign this weekend that said, "The only vitamin I need, is Vitamin Sea."  Ain't that the truth. 

                                  Watercolor on 140 lbs paper 10 x 14

Saturday, January 05, 2019

New Year's in the Keys 2018-19

It has been a few years, but we returned to Key West for a New Year Celebration Spectacular.  It was glorious!!!  The weather and company could not have been finer.

We drove thru the Florida Everglades and snapped some photos of the local fauna.  Below are a couple of simple watercolors I did based on those photos in my Strathmore watercolor journal (5.5x8.5 inch; 140 lbs paper).  I tried out a new technique to try and improve my color mixing.  I think I nailed it with the gator!!  I have a few other gator photos that I might try to paint.

                                                           "Egret study #1"

                                                  "Submerged Gator"

                                               "Egret study #2"