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Yet Another Radish

Radish #watercolors #watercolorsketch #radishes #sketches #painting #paintsketch #art
5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches
warercolor on Canson 140 lb cold press watercolor paper

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Radishes

Radish #watercolors #watercolorsketch #sketches #art #radishes
5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches
watercolor on Canson 90 lb drawing paper

Radish #radishes #gouache #gouachesketch #sketches #watercolors #watercolorsketch #art
5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches
gouache on Canson 90 lb drawing paper

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Red Pear

Pear #pears #painting #watercolors #sketches #watercolorsketch #paintsketch #art
watercolor, acrylic marker, and Neocolors II on 140 lb cold press watercolor paper
7 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches

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Pear Sketch

Pear
watercolor on 140 lb cold press paper
7 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches

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d’Anjou Pear

D'Anjou Pear
d’Anjou Pear
collage with Neocolors II and eraser stamp on 90lb Stonehenge paper

D'Anjou Pear (detail)
Detail

I have one pear left to do, plus the title page and, if I feel inclined, the cover. Now that the project is nearly over, I guess it’s about time that I got a blue/yellow one that I like. And in eeevil watercolor, no less!

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Two More Boats

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3 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches
watercolor, gel pen, sea shell, button, brass brads, and paper boat on 90lb cold press watercolor paper

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And More Art Excavations

I still can’t find the painting I’ve been looking for. I know it’s here somewhere, but lord only knows where I’ve put it. I found some more old work, though. I also spent most of the day tweaking style sheets and researching and writing copy for the new website. I think my brain is ready to implodiate. I started with one of my altered books, thinking that that would give me a nice, finite test project. What I didn’t anticipate is how much better my scanning and correcting skills have gotten. Unfortunately, that means I’m going to have to re-do most of my older scans. It’ll be more work, but I think it’ll be worth it.

Collage
Collage
watercolor on paper, mounted to board

Grid
Grid
watercolor on 140lb cold press watercolor paper

Pumpkin Dance
Pumpkin Dance
watercolor on 140lb cold press watercolor paper
10 x 11 inches

Umbrella
Umbrella
watercolor and oil pastel resist on 140lb cold press watercolor paper
22 x 8 inches

Inside Pandora's Box VI
Inside Pandora’s Box VI
watercolor on 140 lb cold press watercolor paper
27 x 20 1/2 inches

These were all done for a watercolor class. As you can see, I’ve wasn’t very good at it and my watercolor handling skills haven’t improved with time.

Palm Tree
Palm Tree
embossed 140 lb cold press watercolor paper
13 x 7 inches

I did the embossing in high school. It was done with simple braided yarn, but I’ve always loved the way it turned out.

Nude I
Nude I (AKA Mount Breast)
Prismacolor on charcoal paper
19 x 25 inches

There are some anatomical weirdnesses in this drawing.

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I Shall Not Go to Heaven

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I Shall Not Go to Heaven
I Shall Not Go to Heaven
assemblage (bone and mirror) with acrylic and ink adhered to watercolor paper
5 1/2 x 3 3/4 inches

These are three steps in the collage process. I started with one of the uglier paintings, figuring I could hardly make things worse. I added a bit of metallic gold ink, which didn’t do a whole lot to help matters. The hand print was a step in the right direction, though. I like the way the metallic gold ink shows through the black ink of the hand print even though the black ink is on top. (And, for once, the metallic quality of the gold ink is actually showing up.) With the addition of a piece of mirror and some tiny chicken rib bones the piece is, I think, complete.

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Boats

Little Gold Boat
Little Gold Boat

Little Red Boat
Little Red Boat
acrylic wash and Prismacolor on paper
3 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches

These are a couple of finished pieces from the watercolor collage experiment. The backgrounds were done with watered down acrylic on 140 lb watercolor paper. I used Prismacolor to darken and alter the color of selected areas. The gold boat was made from a piece of Burpee catalog paper coated with metallic gold paste. The red boat was made from origami paper.

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Playing with Acrylics

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acrylic wash and ink on paper
3 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches

I’m obviously still stuck in Blue Land. These are small paintings that will be the bases for collages. I’ve started adding ink and watercolor pencil to some of them. I’ll be adding Prismacolor, more ink, and collage elements, as well.

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