Friday, May 28, 2010

New Beginnings

Probably every artist in Florida has painted a palm tree, so I am taking on the challenge yet again. This is a recent drawing I worked on for a painting I have in mind. I plan to use the wet-in-wet technique that I have been employing lately. I thoroughly enjoyed drawing this one. Once drawn, as show, I trace the image outlines, and then scrub in three or four different values from black to white to plan out the applications of paint. More to come on this one....

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Advanced Student Painting of Pineapple House

Mike Brothers is one of my advanced students. He recently painted this piece of a local bed and breakfast called The Pineapple House. The house is just around the corner from our gallery and teaching studio.
Mike used a wet-in-wet wash for the initial underpainting on this piece. Then he worked in the details. The wet wash makes the light on the building glow like early morning sunlight!
Great job, Mike!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Come Sit a Spell

Come Sit a Spell...This is a little scene that I stumbled upon in Cocoa Village, Florida. I absolutely loved the pink chairs and it seemed the perfect subject for my new explorations in watercolor technique. I am still playing with a wet-in-wet glazing technique and having a blast! This is definitely a happy painting!!!

With my exploring, I haven't been working on blog lessons as diligently, and I apologize to those of you who like to follow along. I will try to pull some lessons together soon and post them. Let me know if you prefer the lessons or just keeping up with news and images of my current work.

If you are in the Melbourne, Florida area, please look me up. I am a member of the Art and Antique Studio Gallery in the Eau Gallie Arts District (EGAD). Our address is 1419 Highland Ave., Melbourne, Florida. If you visit our website you can see more of my work, our class schedule and information on the featured artist for this month! Hope you can visit us soon. Art and Antique Studio Link.

If you would like more specific information on my classes please visit my personal website. Classes begin again in late May. Click here for class information.