Wednesday, February 23, 2011

while we're on the subject

Center for Wooden Boats, ink and goauche on paper, 3.75 x 11, copyright 2010
Here's a plein-air sketch from last year's Urban Sketchers - Seattle visit to Seattle's Center for Wooden Boats on South Lake Union. I love painting on black, makes the colors pop and the weather look dramatic. You really have to work to get light into the scene!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

sketching at one remove

North Lake Union, 5" x 7", watercolor on gessoed panel
Okay, I'm going to try to take a note from the pages of my betters and get back to creating and posting a painting every day. That, in fact, was the whole idea, wasn't it? Here is one from last evening, a little watercolor sketched on metallic-gold-gessoed hardboard from a photograph I took not so long ago "across the street" from studio. Don't think the metallica quite shows through but it may look interesting when I get this fixed with gloss acrylic or mineral spirits varnish.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

swing dancing

Rising Melody, copyright 2010, acrylic on canvas, 30" x 40"
another jazz tune, this time with big band and wah-wah