Saturday, May 26, 2007


It's done. First we lost our power for a few days. Then my allergies kicked in. I take a medicine that knocks me out so I didn't get much work done at night. But I finally got it done. It is on 1/4 sheet of 140lbs Kilimanjaro paper. I used four colors of Winsor & Newton tube watercolors. Cadmium Lemon, Permanent Mauve, Viridian and Alizarin Crimson. The black is india ink.

Next up, some drawings of chicken birds I took at the Beardsley Zoo.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Candles Part 3

Third sitting done. The hard part about t he splats is getting them to land where I want them to. I have the board tilted so the paint runs down. So I stand over the board holding a paintbrush over the area where I want the paint to land. Then with a different brush I scoop up paint and add it to the brush I am holding and keep adding until the paint drips off. So far so good,no misses.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Candles Stage two

Here is the results of my second sitting. It's getting fun.

Friday, May 11, 2007

New candles

The previous candle watercolor left me feeling blah. So I am doing a new exciting one. This should be fun. I already had fun dripping some ink and watching it splat. Color next. Here is stage one.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007


I have been sketching during lunch. I got these images from the wetcanvas site.

This one is conte crayon and charcoal.

This one is straight up charcoal.

And this one is black paint and charcoal. I wanted to use ink but I couldn't find any at work. I guess I brought it home.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

"Fixed" Candles

I posted the Candles Five over at wetcanvas. They gave me some helpful hints so I fixed this piece. Enjoy the new and improved painting.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Candles Five

Finally finished. I think this took about 3 weeks, maybe more. It is hard to get back into a painting with such a big break in between. I certainly couldn't get back into this piece. But I finished it none the less. It's on a 1/4 sheet of Winsor & Newton 140lbs paper. I'm not that thrilled by it. I'm planning a little more exciting piece next.