Monday, November 18, 2019

Mad Cow

10.25x9 mixed media on paper, another in my weird cow series. Media used: Watercolor, Staedtler Calligraph Duo 3.5mm pen, white gelly roll ink pen, black India ink, light blue Montana acrylic marker (background), and white gouache.Working from black and white photocopy all color is imaginary for this Hereford.   I tried to keep the values correct and put small bursts of colors here and there such as ultramarine blue and cadmium orange for this whimsical farm animal.
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Sunday, November 17, 2019

Caribou Winter

12x9 watercolor on Canson 140 lb cold press paper finished today of a caribou with snow on his head.  His wide eyes are taking in a winter scene in this month before Christmas.
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Saturday, November 16, 2019

Birds in Flight

9x12 watercolor on Canson 140 lb cold press paper just done of two birds having an in flight meal. This was an exercise in motion painting using only a script liner or rigger brush and water.  No pencil sketch beforehand.
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Friday, November 15, 2019

Red Rose on a Cold Day

6x4.5 watercolor on Bristol 100 lb/300 series paper done a few days ago, sketched in pencil from life using a silk rose.  Colors were applied in a direct manner with one application and lots of water.
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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Antique Store Teddy Bear

6x4.5 watercolor on Bristol 100 lb/300 series paper done a few days ago for another online challenge with WetCanvas.  The teddy bear looks lonely amongst the other antiques.  Ref courtesy Virginia Spencer.
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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Luna Moth

7x3.75 watercolor on 140 lb cold press paper done a few days ago for a Facebook challenge giving a prompt to paint (All Animals Watercolor).  These yellow green neon winged creatures do not eat and are sometimes called lunar moths.  Shown actual size.
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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Ridgeback Dog

7x9.5 watercolor on paper in Ecosystem sketchbook just completed as part of another timed online challenge; ref courtesy WetCanvas/Li Newton.  The dog's name is Congo and appeared very sweet in the photo provided so hope he appears as such in this pet portrait.
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Monday, November 11, 2019

Leaning Barn

8x8 watercolor on 140 lb cold press paper done over this past weekend.  Ref courtesy another artist in Canada who hosted this month's challenge.  These old barn structures are left abandoned in our country as well, a testament to earlier and simpler times.  Note the rusty old car parked forever in its front yard and old metal barrels in foreground.
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Sunday, November 10, 2019

Tree Hauling Truck

12x9 watercolor on Canson 140 lb cold press paper, another one of my new Christmas card designs to be submitted soon to a company for possible production.  This old green truck has been shined and redone to sparkle in time for the holiday season.
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Saturday, November 9, 2019

Lone Poplar Tree

 
9x6 watercolor on Canson 140 lb cold press paper done a few days ago, another imaginary winter landscape with snow just in time for the holidays.  I have been doing new designs to submit to a card company that produces them annually.
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Friday, November 8, 2019

Border Collie by the Fire

9x6 watercolor on Canson 140 lb cold press paper just completed as part of a new line up of Christmas images.  This unknown dog is wearing its Santa hat as a collar and is enjoying a warm fireplace.
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Thursday, November 7, 2019

Branching Out Cardinal

15x11 watercolor on 140 lb cold press paper of a male cardinal in the cold snow and ice.  This is a previous work and is SOLD.
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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

In the Pines

11x7 watercolor on cold press paper 140 lb painted in a direct manner, a quintessential mountain and pine tree landscape.  This work is SOLD.
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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Butterfly and Coneflowers

8x5.5 watercolor and ink line in Strathmore Visual Journal, a spring scene that has now been SOLD.
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Monday, November 4, 2019

Handsome Chef

8.5x5.5 watercolor and ink line on paper done last week.  The real chef I sketched this from was much more rotund so I have skinnied him up quite a bit.
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