Wednesday, August 11, 2010

I'm loving this watercolor stuff . . .

Just finished this watercolor, done from a photo taken of Deb during her ritual toe dipping when we reached the Outer Banks in Kill Devil Hills, NC a couple of years ago. One who can't keep her shoes on when she hits the beach, the conditions were perfect for a night photo: the moon was rising, the surf pounding, and the camera battery did not die!

Watercolor on J. Richeson 300# c/p, 11" x 14"

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Working on new and unusual surfaces

A while back I found some cork paper at the artist supply store and thought it would be an interesting ground for pastels. Initially I had considered some primitive equine images, as if they were rendered on leather or stone . . . but during a few tests of the medium on the surface, decided to do a landscape vignette, allowing some of the surface to show under the glow of pastels pigment. And this is the first of four I will be doing:Bodie Island Light
pastel on cork 7" x 2-"