Monday, October 31, 2011

Forest for the Trees

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5 x 7 gouache on watercolor paper

Here’s another little gouache study on watercolor paper. I’m having a lot of fun with these and plan on doing some more. It’s also an excellent way to sharpen skills of composition, color and value without investing many hours.

This painting is available at Daily Paintworks

Sunday, October 30, 2011

A Few Little Studies

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5 x 7 gouache on watercolor paper


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5 x 7 gouache on watercolor paper


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7 x 5 gouache on watercolor paper

One of the things I tried on my recent painting weekend was starting some of my paintings with a little gouache study. I've only tried them once before, several years ago but I had a bag of little tubes and a watercolor pad so I decided to "go for it".

Sunday, October 23, 2011

End of the Trail

8 x 12 oil on linen panel

Here’s another little study I did on my recent trip to Joshua Tree NP. It was VERY hot and hazy. Fortunately, I found a nice sized juniper tree that I could hide under while I painted this!