Monday, April 4, 2022
I was pleased to have received during the "Our Town Art Exhibit" located in Birmingham, Michigan an Award of Excellence for my painting titled "Pearl River Mart." I received this award from Liz DuMouchelle who is a huge benefactor for the arts in the Detroit area. My painting was inspired from an Asian store in NYC. It had all kinds of colors, shapes, activity going on and I thought it would make for an interesting watercolor. The event took place at the Community House, Birmingham, MI on 3/31/22.
Sunday, December 26, 2021
Saturday, October 9, 2021
I have attached two close-ups to show some detail. I decided that the title is appropriate. The actual name of the plant, I do not know. It was something that caught my attention at Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota, Florida. It is from the bromeliad family. If you know, please forward the information on.
On to the next!
Monday, September 27, 2021
Saturday, September 4, 2021
Saturday, August 28, 2021
I am spending the month of August with the goal of painting almost every day. This studio opens into the outdoors facing the north so the lighting is great. I get fresh summer breezes and have been enjoying working on this large piece. Here is the progress that I made and you will now see it developing. I am using Daniel Smith and Winsor & Newton Watercolors on Arches paper.
What is the largest size watercolor that you have ever painted? For me the largest size was 30" x 40" or what is referred to as an elephant size. But I have changed that accomplishment. I have been harboring what is referred to as a double elephant size, 40" x 60" for about 3 years waiting for the right subject to come along. Well it came along and I am about to show you. Stage I is shown below.
After a trip to Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota, Florida I came across this colorful plant that I do not know the name of but was inspired to paint. Here is my set up in Studio II. Here is the beginning.