Dad (1914- ) and his buddy Ed play with trains in the old apple shed. I painted a few backdrops for them to add some atmosphere.
Friday, December 28, 2007
Monday, December 3, 2007
Gramma (1888 - 1982) covered her walls with her paintings. When in her 90s Gramma gave me first choice of a painting and I chose this one. Self-taught like myself Gramma based this painting on a postcard. Gramma wrote in pencil on the back: Kathryn Stocking August 12, 1933. Nowadays we have posterboard and panels and masonite and birch. Looks like Gramma used a simple cardboard mat. The Stocking name, by the way, goes back to the English Doomsday book (census of 10th c.). In our line, George Stocking (1582-1683) came over from Suffolk England in 1633. He brought his second wife and had one child at age 71. He was in the Hooker Party that founded Hartford CT in 1636. Tuesday, 10 April 2007.
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This is part of a mural I created for my Dad (1914- ) and his buddy Ed. They are building a model railroad and needed some atmosphere for the surrounding walls. No reference materials --simply out of my head. Masonite primed with gesso.
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
Based on a Roland Hilder demonstration. Rowland is a great teacher. He was born in 1905 and lived until 1993. This painting is professionally framed -- thus some reflection resulted in the photo. It is available at $590.00 plus shipping.
From a great photo in the Sacramento Bee by A.C. Santos entitled "Kirt Shearer and his daughter, Miranda, walk along Fair Oaks bluff overlooking the American River on Wednesday."
I have tried it several times over the past year. This one finally works for me. Available at 165.00 including shipping. Signed and ready to frame.
I made a fairly complete sketch on tracing paper. Watercolor is difficult enough without having to alter the drawing as you go. Unless you are doing "happy accident" watercolors, completing a drawing will make the final work much easier. It took a little time but as Mario Cooper said "What's your hurry? After all it's a work of Art" (Watercolor By Design, 1980). I find I enjoy drawing on tracing paper - it is so easy to make corrections and the paper is quite durable. Would you like to use my drawing and try this painting yourself? This original, signed drawing is available for 110.00 including shipping.
From an internet photo. This is a preliminary sketch in preparation for a larger watercolor version. I used charcoal and pens on brown-toned cardboard. The highlighting is done with white charcoal. In making the drawing I started with the highlights, the upper arche and the right wall. Available at 110.00 including shipping.