Tag Archives: watercolor painting

Virtual Paint-Out: Hawaii & Marathon Garage Clean Up Continued

I’m back on the blog after an intense week spent alternately deep in the bowels of a massive garage clean up/reorganization, and obsessively fighting the acrylic version of the watercolor sketch above. After finishing the garage on Saturday afternoon it … Continue reading

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Watercolor Study & Watercolor Class Openings

There are still openings in my watercolor class starting Sunday, June 27; click here for all the information. Ok, business done, now on to the painting above, another study from photos I took at the Kaiser garden. I learned the … Continue reading

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Study for Tulip Painting in Watercolor

I accidentally arrived an hour early for a doctor’s appointment at one of Kaiser Oakland’s medical offices that has an amazing hidden garden. The building is an architectural treasure, built around a courtyard in 1912 by Julia Morgan as a … Continue reading

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Orange Maine Coon Cat, Watercolor

This morning a watercolor student brought a photo of her Maine Coon cat and a couple of paintings she’d made of him. Her paintings were delightful and full of personality but she wanted to learn more to enhance her cat-painting … Continue reading

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Lunch at Chez Panisse & 911 on Telegraph Ave., Berkeley

I had a wonderful afternoon with Casey (of art blog “rue Manuel bis”), her charming husband and delightful daughter on Friday when they were in San Francisco for a brief visit. Casey’s husband was interested in visiting Berkeley so we … Continue reading

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Innocent Vixens

Yesterday’s rainy-day post was a bit dreary so I wanted to post something bright and cheery today. When the first camellia on the bush bloomed I painted her directly in watercolor, without drawing in pencil or pen first. This little … Continue reading

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Teensy Bouquet of Tiny Winter Flowers

I was surprised to find a variety of colorful teensy flowers growing along the sidewalks on my walk this afternoon in the cool misty weather. It felt so great to be out walking without the icy cold and then pouring … Continue reading

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Refusing to Fail or Quit: It was either me or the orchid…

    On Wednesday night I completed the last page in a sketchbook with some writing about the frustrating process I’d been through with the orchid painting. And then, as I did one last sketch of the orchid in the … Continue reading

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Painting for the book: “Must Paint Watercolor Flowers” – Part II

Continuing on from Part I, here is a close up as I began to paint the yellow and orange flowers. For the first layer of this flower I painted the darker sections and then used clear water in a damp … Continue reading

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Lake Anza Watercolor Sketch

When I brought home today’s plein air oil painting, I spent a few minutes messing with it, tried to fix it, and then just wiped it all off. Then I painted the scene in watercolor instead (above). I’m getting really … Continue reading

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Roses in a Bottle

(Larger) Watercolor on hot press paper, 5×7″ This was intended to be a study for an oil painting the next day, but during the night the kitties knocked over the bottle, and all the water spilled out, pooling on the … Continue reading

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Painting popcorn ball flowers (hydrangeas) instead…

Larger Have you ever been so sleepy you’re just slap-happy silly? That’s how I was yesterday. I’ve been trying to change my schedule to get up early and go to bed early but after a few days of doing the … Continue reading

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