watercoloristramblings

November 1, 2013

Pretty in Pink

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As I was walking past a garden in Connecticut this Poppy called out to me “Aren’t I picture perfect”Profuse Pink

February 27, 2012

Bedtime Stories

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This painting was one of the first that I completed after a Ted Nuttall workshop. I took several workshops with Ted and admire his work, he seems to capture the inner person in his portraits. I painted this from a photo I took of my grandson while he was visiting one Christmas, although he was barely talking he took his bedtime stories very seriously Ted has a web page at http://www.tednuttall.com/

December 24, 2011

Crab Apple Striptease

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I used this painting for my Christmas Card this year. There is an old English Carol part of which goes “In the bleak midwinter a stable place sufficed” I thought this painting fit the mood. May you Have a very Joyous Christmas and a Happy New Year

December 4, 2011

Snug Harbor

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Snug Harbor always makes me feel secure, there is something so soothing just looking at little skiffs tied up securely even as the tides change as denoted by the drifting seaweed caught on the ropes as the harbor settled into low tide.

November 6, 2011

Jamming

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Wonderful foot stomping musicians at the Fryeburg Fair in Maine. They entertained for hours and seemed as fresh at the end of their day as at the beginning. A wonderful county fair by the way, had a great lobster dinner for $10.

November 5, 2011

Cactus Rose

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I am always amazed at the variety in cactus flowers, not just in color but shape and texture. The plain old prickly pear cactus seems the most durable of all, and the abundance of its flowers makes it a delicious addition to the desert and often a life saver for desert travelers.

October 31, 2011

Desert Wash

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Although I generally work in watercolors I started with oils and acrylics. This oil I did plein aire near Phoenix. The big difference between oil and watercolor is with oils you lay in a dark foundation then build up your lights, in watercolor you work to save your whites and build your darks. Most of the workshops I have attended for oils always note at some point that a watercolorists is among them. Just too anxious to lay in the highlights.

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