Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Show at Blue Whole in May

For the news release I expressed how lucky I am to have the energy and creative drive to enjoy painting and pottery using the things I've studied for years.  The study has always been part of the pleasure, bringing up challenges and things to try. Art isn't just one thing, it sort of is everything,and it's my opportunity to know and show myself.
Some of the new work is shown on past blogs, hope you will take a look.  Thanks

Monday, March 13, 2017

Fog and Spider Web

Fog and Spider Web
Watercolor works well for fog, it's soft, transparent, muted and has soft edges which allow the eye to move easily from area to area unlike  to the spider web with its definite structure.  This was fun .. 

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Peninsula Creek

Watercolors has a special ability to capture the mood of a place, to express the its feel , the shimmer of water and the dappling of shadowed light , the mood of color and its quietness.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Age Old Challenge in Old Age

   As I get older I'm realizing the value of things I used to take for granted, like knowing exactly the right word.   I just finished three 6x8 inch value studies  of rock carnes, They captured that special feeling  of satisfaction which is such a pleasure when a painting completely absorbs me.
I had been studying abstract work for the last couple years, trying to  apply my knowledge of watercolor and  the elements and principles of design.  In a sense all art is abstract and there  is no set  formula for what works.    Kindness, the  beauty of nature and simple things can express so much.

If the values are right , everything else will be okay.