I am presenting these paintings to get you all in the mood to celebrate Halloween. During my trick or treat years, many times it seemed like it always rained so we could not go out and earn our stash of sweets, fruits and goodies to the fullest. We always felt like we were getting hosed because our parents would not let us go out in the rain to get soaked and maybe become ill. Ink and watercolor.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Monday, October 22, 2012
This painting displays the wonderful, brilliant colors that we will now see as the weather turns cooler and the heat of summer disappears. My focus on this painting was the trees and leaves but to add more interest I added a little bear who has meandered into this grove of trees. I hope you enjoy the colors of autumn and my friendly bear. Ink and watercolor.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
During the month of June this year, we visited Lassen National Park and surrounding areas. Spent the night at a bed and breakfast in Chester, and dined on the patio of a nice restaurant along Lake Almanor. The view of this painting is from the eastern part of Lake Almanor looking west at Mt. Lassen. It was a beautiful morning and the scene was fantastic. This is my creation of that memorable time. Ink and watercolor.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
This abstract experiment turned into something I feel represents a forest of sorts. I used lots of colors and played with a little wet-in-wet along with some dry brush strokes. As I got into the painting, the more it looked like trees, branches and trunks. Enjoy my fantasy forest. Watercolor.
Wednesday, October 03, 2012
The beautiful old railroad depot in Davis, California, is a treat to visit. Updated and well-kept, this depot is very busy and is a stopping point for Amtrak passenger and Capitol Corridor commuter trains. The city of Davis is the home of an acclaimed University and students use bicycles as their choice to get around. Bicycle racks are common at this depot. The area is quiet one minute, then busy with passengers the next, then a freight train will rumble past. I have spent hours sitting around watching people and trains. Ink and watercolor.