Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Experience and Imagination

These two paintings were done from my experience/ imagination. Drawing on experience helps, of course, but sometimes you just want to let go and see where a painting will go! I hope you can see the fun in these, with very different results. I painted using Daniel Smith color dots, playing with some fresh, fun colors.

Both are watercolor, 2.5" x 3.5", and painted on Arches 140 lb cold press paper.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Catching Up After a Year...

Hi there... I know, the work here is pretty stale, isn't it?

I've been posting most of my work on a blog I began when I wasn't painting as often in gouache (Depicting Things). Over there you can see a few more of my gouache paintings, as well as some watercolors and drawings.

Not long ago it became clear that a lot of people are here looking at the work, and I'm back to gouache painting for the most part, so I think it's time to do a little catching up and begin posting here more often than I have.

Let's see... in March 2018 we took a wonderful trip from our home in Albuquerque to a family wedding in Mobile, Alabama. We drove--I should say my husband drove, while I painted much of the way there and back.  I took this little kit, using an Altoids tin palette that I could easily place on a pillow on my lap, painting in a Moleskine watercolor sketchpad. 

 Here are some of the paintings.

And here are a selection of gouache paintings done in the last year.

All of these are 2.5" x 3.5" in size, my standard ATC size (Artist Trading Cards), on a variety of papers. 

Thanks for staying with me here. If you have questions, please ask them. I'm happy to answer here.