My sketchy Victorian painting was done this
past January 2017. I needed an additional painting for a formal art show and
this was it. This original was the first to sell. It’s very sketchy! Everything is done loosely--no straight lines,
lines don’t connect and broad strokes of color give this painting a happy look.
Ink and watercolor.
This still life painting was done last year
when I was “into” still life paintings. This art is semi-abstract, no lines are
super straight and background containers appear thru foreground containers. The
use of a variety of colors also help give bottles their shapes. Ink and
In most rural areas of the USA, one can usually
find discarded and abandoned vehicles. Some of these old treasures are ripped
off for their parts and any other useable items. This old pickup no longer has its
bed and definitely shows the wrath of time. Automobiles and farm equipment can
also be discovered. Ink and watercolor.
Imagine a summer day, mid-afternoon, very hot,
no breeze, high creek waters are gone and only a trickle of water remains. This
is what it is like where I live. It was actually comfortable where I was
sitting when I painted this. Since we have had a very welcomed, rainy winter, I
look forward to warmer weather ahead. Ink and watercolor.
This simple painting displays the upper half of
a large structure that you may find in the southwest part of the United States.
This could be an office building, hotel, someone’s mansion or part of a
shopping mall. These buildings are designed for the elements like rain and wind
in this part of the country. Most corners are rounded and rain spouts stick out
from the building to eliminate water from rooftops. Colors match the territory
and trees add a pop of green. Ink and watercolor
This National Park is
located in the state of South Dakota. It was a 14 year project completed in
1941 and it features former Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt and
Lincoln.The sculpture on the side of a
huge cliff was a major task. Each face is about 60 ft tall and mouths about 18
ft wide and the replication of the faces are very exact and real. When you see
this monument in person it is fantastic. Ink and watercolor
My painting of this tiger turned out to
have the look of a nice, friendly wild animal. Of course it is not chummy and
nice but I decided that it looks nice—the reason for the title. Tigers are an
endangered species. They are indigenous to some of the more populated places on
the planet which cause conflicts with humans. BEWARE. Safer to see them in
zoos. They are beautiful. Ink and watercolor.
The city of San Francisco has so many
unique locations to draw. This painting shows a simple, hilly side street,
multi-story buildings with afternoon shadows and an interesting view looking
upward. I added more color to everything including the sky for more interest. I
did most of my ink work first then added color since the overall image needed
more punch. Ink and watercolor.