Monday, June 28, 2021


After participating in a two-day Zoom workshop with Iain Stewart, I'm focused on my watercolor sketchbook as a way to strengthen my skills and try out some new angles. The workshop was enormously motivating, and Iain is a great instructor. (Click here for more information about "GoTerracotta," the workshop platform, and to see available openings for classes with a range of superb artists).  
We focused on several landscape techniques. Here is one of my sketches from Saturday's session.

After working on a few other landscapes, this morning I felt the need to branch out a bit and do a portrait sketch of my mother. Here is a step-by-step "description" of the process I used that that sketch. (I originally planned to paint her with her glasses on -- as shown in the first image -- but decided against it as I completed the sketch.)


Sunday, June 20, 2021


 A few Old Sturbridge Village entries from my watercolor sketchbook... freehand painting with #8 and #4 Da Vinci Cosmotop Spin brushes. 

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Recent works...

Between taking a short vacation break and spending time with family (unmasked!), my painting discipline was put on hold. Back in the saddle now, with a few recent sketches to share (some finished paintings -- not shown -- are being framed for entry in several upcoming shows. More on all that in another post.). 

Each of these sketches, done in different styles with varying color palettes, have been useful for determining what works and what could use some further study or attention. 

Availability/purchase details for these sketches HERE.

"Clearing near Boone, NC"
5" x 8.5"

"Cool Koi"
14" x 10"

"Fields, Hills, and Sky"
8.5" x 12"

"Aquinnah Rocks" 
6.5" x 8.5"

"Surf at Aquinnah"
8.5" x 9.5"

"Porch at the Pequot Hotel"
8.5" x 6.5"