Sunday, October 25, 2015

Waynesboro Blue

Waynesboro Blue  7"x9"  Watercolor

Another work resulting from my recent rainy-day outing into Waynesboro, Va. A combination of memory and a photo was enough to complete this image.

I recently joined Co-Art Gallery in Staunton, Virginia, and there is a niche display within the gallery for smaller, unframed works in a browsing file where all member artists contribute paintings and drawings. My watercolors will fit nicely into this niche.

Over my painting career I've not done many watercolors. Generally, watercolors are worked light to dark, whereas oils and pastels are painted differently, and pastels are definitely worked dark to light, so watercolors are a challenge of process. Although I'm more at home in oils and pastels, I welcome the challenge. 


Thursday, October 1, 2015

Beverley to Baja

Beverley to Baja   7.5x10  Watercolor SOLD

Here is a small watercolor I finished this morning, from a reference photo I took on a rainy day last week. The large black canopy shapes give it an element of abstraction. We see a local approaching the entrance to Baja Cantina in Downtown Staunton on the left.