Sunday, July 31, 2011

A mixed media 8 x 10 piece using hand made paper as well.  Done a few years ago back when I was skinner.  I did not want to have just a typical father and daughter image.  Using images from a trip to an amusement park along with my collection of images and scraps, this was created. 

Saturday, July 23, 2011

The boat in San Francisco painted a little differently than the first time.   Using a blue wash as the foundation and leaving some of the boat "paper" for white.  This wash idea was a "light blub" moment from a Frank Webb video I watched.  A simple idea but not something I usually applied to my work.  This seems to add some much needed cohesion to the piece.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

A photo was inspiration of my dad at the beach in the fifties.  A 12 x 16 piece.  Using a yellow base wash and connecting the entire piece with this wash.  Pencil lines seem to add to the flow/connection of this piece.  Hard to see but this piece has a grid outline for transferring the image.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

A greek restaurant decoration in Greek town Chicago.  This is 10"x8" on arches 140 lb w/c paper.

Monday, July 4, 2011

A 12x16 watercolor on 140 LB Canson paper.  This is an image from Chicago down from our hotel.  The museums are first rate but allow more than one day to see them.  Check out the submarine U-505 in Chicago.