Sunday, December 29, 2013

rest assured


A moment of reflection on the astonishing beauty of winter.
$30 - 4"x6"painting with 8"x10"matt.

Friday, December 20, 2013

snow pedals


It's going to be a white Christmas! Thank you all for your support, enthusiasm, encouragement, and kind words over the past year. Have a fantabulous Holiday! See you after X-mas. 
$50 - 5"x7"painting with 8"x10"matt.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

snow song


I turned one of my value sketches, from my previous post, into a colourful winter wonderland.
$30 - 4"x6"painting with 8"x10"matt.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

snowscape sketches

Still having a blast using the Copic Markers value 30% and 70%, along with a black Micron 3 pen. Each title came to me as I was drawing, which you can see under the sketch.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

the long goodbye

 $30 - 4X6"painting
I bought a book titled "Value Sketching with Markers" by Darrell Anderson online. (This link includes sample pages). It's just wonderful and very inspiring! It's about doing value sketches, something I can loose sight of since I'm so into line and colour. Hence the sketch below...
from my sketchbook/copic markers

Monday, December 09, 2013

in the mood for a memory


Now, I know Billy Joel's "Piano Man" lyrics are ...'son can you play me a memory' and 'we're all in the mood for a melody' but as a kid I always got it wrong and reversed them. I kinda prefer it my way(!), hence the title of this painting. Click on image to enlarge.
$140 - 12x16" painting.

Friday, December 06, 2013

the big picture


I'm diving into my New Year's Resolutions early this year and painting big! Well, big for me. 
This one is 8"x16". I added a few close ups. Enjoy.
$140 - 8"x16"watercolour painting.

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

shadow watchers


This handful of hot peppers are gathered around the wonderful reflections water in glass make when backlit. I entered this in the DailyPaintworks Glass Challenge. 
$50 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat.

Sunday, December 01, 2013

hangin' at the hot spot


I'm still happy working with an energetic gestural line and lots of colour. I also want the paint to be distinctively watercolour, keeping that wet look.
$50 - 5"x7"painting with 8"x10" matt.