Monday, January 31, 2011

Playing with watercolor pencils...

I apologize for the recent silence.  I have had a nasty respiratory bug that I can't seem to shake. Today was my third trip to the doctor.  Hopefully I will feel better soon, because I REALLY miss painting.

Several weeks ago I spent the afternoon playing with some watercolor pencils with a painting friend of mine.  We had a good time experimenting,  The following is 9 x 12 on Arches 140lb cold pressed paper block.  We used the Inktense watercolor pencils available from Cheap Joe's or Jerry's Artarama online.
I was so impressed with them, that I ordered the complete set from Cheap Joe's.  I can hardly wait for them to come in...

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Let's try this again...

I rebooted my computer, and it seems to behaving
a little better. The following two paintings were done
 in watercolor on Aquarelle Arches Watercolor Block.

In addition to these, I have also been working
on some pen & ink drawings, and a couple of
watercolor pencil drawings.
I will upload those tomorrow.
Meanwhile, I will try to get some rest and
see if I can get rid of my cold.

Busy in South Florida...

We decided to spend the winter at our home in South Florida.  I do miss being in my new studio, but I have set up a temporary studio in my old office.  It is a bit cramped, but I have been able to get quite a bit accomplished. Here is a portrait that I delivered last week.  Their mother was thrilled.  Hopefully it will bring in some more commissions.

In addition to oils, I have also been playing a lot with watercolors and watercolor pencils.
Hmmm... my computer seems to be acting up.  It won't let me insert any more pictures. 
Guess I will reboot and try again...