Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Original Watercolors on Etsy!

Adirondack Lake, 9" x 12"
One rainy Adirondack day we left our campground at Fish Creek Pond and headed for Fourth Lake--when we saw this view of islands and distant clouds at Lake Durant. Joseph said "Don't you want to stop and paint??"

And yes, I did! Misty, cool, beautiful, and SO stunningly upper New York.

This painting appeared in Watercolor Artist Magazine a few years ago, and now I'm ready to let it out of my sight--it does bring back so many wonderful memories, but I will have the digital version

The painting is 9" x 12"-- I make every effort to match the color and use archival materials! It will come to you securely wrapped and backed, ready to mat and frame. 

Please click here to buy or see more original art.

Fish Creek Pond Afternoon, NY

We camped at Fish Creek Pond in upper New York State with a group of teardrop trailer enthusiasts (Joseph built his own!)--it was a glorious setting,and I was SO glad we had the canoe with us. We paddled out in the middle and floated there peacefully while I painted the distant shoreline...we could hear distant conversations, the slap of the waves against the sides of the canoe, the balsam-scented wind, the cries of gulls, and I could have stayed there till nightfall. I used lake water in my painting; it makes it a real part of the location.

It was a grand, magical time, with wonderful people...

The painting is 5" x 12"--if you're interested, please click HERE.

Roseate Spoonbill, Florida
The Roseate Spoonbill is a fascinating and colorful bird that doesn't get half the press that flamingos do! That's too bad--they're truly beautiful. Mangrove trees and miles of swampland surround their habitat. Lots of crocodiles, too...or is that an alligator?

This painting appeared in Country Living Magazine a few years ago, when I had a regular column for them.  I miss doing those!

SOLD, and thank you!


As you may know, I've been having a few one-woman shows as well as going through a lifetime's worth of work getting ready for them!  Because I believe original art should be affordable, I am offering these unmatted and unframed.  They will go out carefully packed, Priority Mail, and insured if they are over $100.

Do please check back!  I'll be adding more small works, sketches and ACEOs as I continue to simplify my studio space.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Original Art from my show at the Artisan Gallery!

If you're interested in anything you see here, just let me know.  Much of it is still available.

And NO idea why I never published this post, I just found it in the draft folder!  Oh well...for the most part, it still applies...

The original of this one found a good home in California, but I DO have prints!

Many of these originals, as well as prints of several of these paintings (and more) are in my Etsy's here:

Hard at Work on My Newest Mini-class, Ink & Wash!

Here's a sneak should be up sometime this week!

This will be the sign-up button on my web page...

There's a video demonstrating this one...

You can get by with only a few colors...

We look at various ways to pre-tint pages...

A beautiful fall day at Powell Gardens prompted this demo...

Another demo video...

From my older public Strathmore video, showing colored ink...
A freebie ballpoint pen works just fine...

Water-soluble ink can be FUN and exciting!

Toned paper can give you some interesting effects and even set the mood!

Here's the syllabus!




▸    Why Ink & Wash?
▸    Get the Lead Out?
▸    Working with Ink and Watercolor–approaches
▸    Fountain Pens
▸    Disposables–Fiber Tipped
▸    Ballpoints and Gel Pens
▸    Water-soluble or Waterproof?
▸    Exercises
▸    Tips
▸    Demos
▸    Videos
▸    Links


▸    Planning and Intent
▸    Colors
▸    Exploring Dip Pens
▸    Brush Pens
▸    Bottle Inks
▸    Before or After?
▸    Textures
▸    Waterbrushes
▸    Paper Matters
▸    Exercises
▸    Tips
▸    Demos
▸    Videos
▸    Links


▸    Travel Sketching and Working On the Spot
▸    Colored Ink
▸    Finding a Point of View
▸    Keep it Simple, Keep it Light
▸    Be Prepared!
▸    Elements of Landscape
▸    Distance, Depth & Aerial Perspective
▸    Sketching from the Plane Window
▸    Focal Point
▸    Gridding
▸    People and Places
▸    Travel Notes Today
▸    Exercises
▸    Tips
▸    Demos
▸    Videos
▸    Links


▸    Out & About
▸    Time is of the Essence
▸    How to Simplify?
▸    Watercolor First
▸    Ink First
▸    Try a New Perspective
▸    Out & About–Aerial Perspective
▸    Try Toned Paper
▸    Ink, Coffee, Tea, Wine
▸    Buildings in Landscape
▸    Urban Sketching
▸    Reportage Drawing
▸    Safety Tips for Urban and Travel Sketching
▸    Exercises
▸    Tips
▸    Demos
▸    Videos
▸    Links


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