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.