Category Archives: Work in Progress

Enchanted Wood – Part 2

To continue with my painting’s progress… I built up the foliage and started on the pine needles, which was the part I was most excited about painting. The pine needles required 6-8 layers of different colored paint and markings. The … Continue reading

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Enchanted Wood – Part 1

My latest watercolor painting is based on a photograph I took last summer, while canoe camping on the Raquette River, in the Adirondack Mountains. I was drawn to the scene by the strong shadows, created by the early morning sun, … Continue reading

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All the Little Details – Part 2

Following the competition of the door, I painted the door cornis and window sills. I also rewet the stairs and removed as much color as I could, since I was unhappy with the original colors. I then repainted the stairs … Continue reading

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All the Little Details – Part 1

I finally finished my latest watercolor painting! I began painting this piece back in December of last year. It is entitled Autumn Welcome and is based on a photograph my daughter took last September, in the Stockade area of Schenectady, … Continue reading

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New Painting – Part 2

The next step for my painting was to add all the intricate details on the building, shadows, awnings, and give the building some texture. Although the original building was brick, I decided to make it stucco. There were actually two sources … Continue reading

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New Painting – Part 1

After learning so much from painting Canton Bazaar last spring, I decided to do another painting from our trip to Chinatown, in San Francisco. Here is the original photo. The photo was taken at the corner of Sacramento Street and … Continue reading

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The End

Part 3: Fast forward – the trees, shrubs and rocks are all painted and all that remains is the water. The water is the trickiest part of this painting. It is transparent enough to see the colorful rocks below the … Continue reading

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The Middle

Part 2: Now that the shrubbery was completed, I returned to the rocks, adding more details and color variations. In order to create the rough texture of the rocks, I used an old beat-up brush. I dry brushed the rocks … Continue reading

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The Beginning

Part 1: I’ve just completed another new watercolor painting. Unlike my last painting, this one took me only about a month to complete. As before, I took photos as I went along to track my progress. It was based on … Continue reading

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Patience (continued) – Part 3

One thing that I avoided for several weeks was the purple “Canton Bazaar” banners. They required reverse painting and the symbols and lettering needed to match from one to another as closely as possible. Finally I came up with a … Continue reading

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