Tag Archives: Work in Progress

Market Joy

Part 3 Working around the central flowers, I continue painting one small section at a time. The painting is starting to get more complicated with the cellophane and water droplets abstracting the image. I continue using resist to preserve the … Continue reading

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Market Joy

Part 2 Now I’m starting with the darks, by painting the purple leaves. I’m using a piece of clean paper to protect the areas already painted, so I don’t ruin it with my hand or drip on it accidentally. Next, … Continue reading

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Market Joy

Part 1 I have read that sunflowers are the happiest flower. I don’t know if that is true, but the day I saw these flowers, one morning during my grocery shopping, they bought me pure joy as I snapped photos … Continue reading

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Succulents

My latest watercolor painting is entitled Succulents. During the quarantine last spring, my daughter created a beautiful, mini garden of succulent plants. Working from photographs, I created this small 6.5 inch square painting. The following slide show is the story, … Continue reading

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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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