Friday, December 28, 2007

Train Murals 4 ft x 4 ft masonite/acrylic

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.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Gramma's House

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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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Berkeley Hills Painter (#2) 10" x 12" W/C

There is a lot of Manzanita in the hills beind Berkeley.
$45 There are more posts to view...see the older post note.

Pen/watercolor on paper 7" x 9"

A sketch of Lake Merrit, Oakland done in 1984.
It initiated a return to art after several years absence.

Indian camp 7" x 9" Acrylic on Masonite

A quick warm-up painting after a Joseph Sharp painting seen in Western Art Collector. $30

Somber Mountains 7" x 9" Acrylic on masonite

A quick rendition following a Bierstadt painting seen in Western Art Collector. $35
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Sunday, November 18, 2007

Cyclist on Bridge during flooding W/C 16" x 24"

From a great black and white news photo.
The bike trail is below but waters were raging there from recent heavy rains and cyclists were allowed on the bridge that day. Professionally framed. $490

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Steamship - W/C 11" x 14"

That's not the sun's reflection -- I had already

framed this quick w/color sketch. Private


Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Ink Sketch 9" x 11.5" on brown paper

I have always liked this quick pen sketch of Lake Merritt, Oakland done in 1983. Ready to frame. $25.00

Friday, November 2, 2007

Painter in the Berkeley Hills 6" x 11" W/C

I studied Chinese at UCB for nine years and when I saw this little black and white newspaper photo it brought back the smell of eucalyptus and manzanita. Yours for $45.00 including shipping.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Central Park-NY 22" x 30" W/C

From a Mario Cooper demonstration. Mario was head of the American Watercolor Society for many years. Professionally framed. $590.00

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Grandpa's drawing

I grew up seeing this drawing on Gramma's wall and later on my mother's wall. It was only recently that I learned it was done by my grandfather.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Magic Mountain Acrylic 4 ft x 4 ft

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

Majorca Cafe W/C 11" x 19"

The painting itself is 11 x 19 inches. The framing was professionally done at a cost of almost 200.00. The photo has reflections from the flash (all in the right places no). This painting is available at 365.00 including shipping.

English Farm in Winter W/C 14" x 21"

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.

English Farm in Winter W/C 8.5" x 20"

This is based on a Rowland Hilder demonstration. You will find it in "Expressing Land, Sea, and Sky in Watercolor." Private collection.

Fair Oaks Bluffs W/C 9" x 14"

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.

Concert in Mazatlan W/C 16" x 19"

The final version. Available at 365.00 including shipping. Signed and ready to frame.

Concert in Mazatlan - the drawing

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.

Concert in Mazatlan Pen & Charcoal 7.5" x 9.5"

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.

Dim Sum - W/C 18" x 21"

The final version in watercolor.
Available at 365.00 including shipping.

Dim Sum - Acrylic 9" x 10.5"

Acrylic painting on cardboard in preparation for a larger watercolor version. Available at 110.00.

Dim Sum: Initial Pen Sketch 7" x 10"

From a newspaper photo. A quick sketch using PrismaColor pens on cardboard. 7 x 10 inches. Private collection. I liked the contrasts and the simplicity of the design. $25 post paid.