Thursday, December 28, 2017

A Pair of Paintings



Here are two new watercolors. The theme here is to take a photo memory and make it something more; these are not just photos, or memories, but real people. I try to have the subjects "break" out of the frame.

"Memory One: Sisters"
Watercolor on paper 12" x 15"





"Memory two: Remember that summer when..."
Watercolor on paper 12" x 15"

I love the challenge of taking a cute cell phone picture, and turning it into something more; bringing a memory to life, and re-coloring what the photo didn't quite catch.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Fierce 11 x 17 watercolor on paper








"Fierce"
11 x 17 watercolor on paper

Another fun challenge; to paint a portrait with an un-interesting background: the inside of a car. I took a lot of extra time to get the details just right in order to properly frame this amazing person while strapped in her car seat. Result; capturing her inner fierceness.


Wednesday, May 31, 2017

"Ready to Go!" Watercolor on Paper 11 x 17

Here is a first for me, a portrait of my friend's wonderful companion Margo.  Since she brings Margo along for hiking adventures, I decided to call this "Ready to Go!"

So I can add pet portraits to my portfolio.  

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Tree of Life (11 x 15, ink and watercolor on paper)

Tree of Life
11 x 15 ink and watercolor on paper
A Sunday afternoon fantasy.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Theme on a Grand Piano 8.5 x 11" oil pastel on paper

Theme on a Grand Piano 8.5 x 11" oil pastel on paper
I have a few pastels that are waiting for me to finish them; the results of a trip I took this summer to Dazzle Jazz Club in Denver. I create a sketch in the space of one song, then finish the sketch at home in my studio.

 I'm calling this one Theme on a Grand Piano.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Hearts and Flowers 11 x 17 watercolor

Hearts and Flowers 11 x 17 watercolor on paper

This is a recent portrait I am calling "Hearts and Flowers." She is one happy, smiling child.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

"Light" 12 x 8 watercolor on paper

"Light"
Watercolor on paper 12 x 8
A new painting to start this New Year creatively. 

Happy New Year to all!