Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Raindrops of the Pacific Northwest

I've just completed my first in a series of 5 pieces. This is a large image - 22" x 30" painted on 140 Pound Arches cold press. 

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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Two of my latest works

Childhood Adventure is another comissioned piece painted from a tiny 1" x 1" photo taken in the early 1970's. The three children are off hand in hand to discover ...

"House Merlot" is a comissioned piece for the owner of the Mountain Winery. It is painted on archival claybord from a photograph I took in the Vineyard during harvest time.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Juried into the Watercolor Society of Oregon

Great News!
I am so honored to announce that I have been accepted/juried into the Watercolor Society of Oregon. This is a great step forward for me!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Nature's Sunken Treasure

A complex study in watercolor technique using rock salt and alcohol to react with the watercolor paints. The effect is great but you take a great chance with your piece as you have no control of the outcome! 

Painted on Arches 140 pound Cold Press Watercolor Paper. Image size 21" x 15" Price: $775.00


A sleeping swan on the Pond at Sun Valley Lodge - a soft and serene piece.

Climbing Rose

My lastest work - a study in Light painting on 140 lb arches watercolor paper with M.Graham paints

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Monday, August 18, 2008

Black and White Value Study

Lake Taho Poppy - a value study done only with M.Graham's Paynes Grey. The was a great lesson in the myriad of value changes you can work towards accomplishing using only one paint color. As a little twist in the end - I threw in the bee in color! The painting was used as the signature piece for my last show.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Eiffle Tower by Night

Watercolor from a photograph I took during the light show on the Eiffel Tower in Paris. A time-consuming process of masking the image of the Eiffel onto the paper with a metal point and masking fluid one tiny stroke at a time. The piece is then painted over and finished all except the tower. It took 7 layers of deep watercolor tones to create the night sky. The masking medium is then rubbed off and the tower was finished avoiding the dark paint as it would wash into the lights of the tower.

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Fall Leaves Study - Watercolor

  • A Watercolor study in Fall leaves using M.Graham watercolor paints. Salt and alcohol pattern techniques applied for texture.
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