Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Bare Trees Across the Lake

Lake Cleone is a beautiful place. One could find things to paint there forever. I got to spend a few hours painting this beautiful area in early September. The morning light there is awesome.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Not A Wave

The first morning in Fort Bragg. I was sitting on the Captain's Deck painting the morning light. It was peaceful with the waves crashing in the background. I used a lot of medium to avoid the matte properties of casein. I chose this format just for grins.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Chasing Morning Shadows

The field across the street from the hotel is ripe with subject matter and great morning light. In this painting that was my primary task and joy. I laid in the initial sketch in permanent ink. I then laid in the colors. I used a lot of casein medium in this painting. I wanted to avoid the matte texture that one gets without the medium. I also executed a color study in my sketchbook prior to starting the larger sketch. It is posted below.
Daniel Smith watercolors over ink drawing done with a Parker fountain pen. Stillmann and Birn sketchbook beta series.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Garden Glow

Pam left her sunflowers in for me to paint. I used casein on a toned panel. I was challenged by the light coming thru parts of the petals. I don't think this effort is bad but I do think it can be improved. This one does deserve another go. I love the density of casein. To me it is denser than gouache.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Pumpkin Patch

I painted this while standing in Pam's garden. These were "volunteers" as they were not planted. Before my trip I purchased an number of 6 by 12 toned panels from Jerry's. I painted with casein paints. I was attracted to the leaves and the pumpkins.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Bay Side Rocks And Shrubs

Of course I paid a visit to the Richmond marina while I was in California. I spent time painting the various vessels in addition to the landscape. The different shades on the rocks are what attracted me to the scene. Garza Papel paper and Daniel Smith watercolors were the products I utilized.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Beach Puppies

I just returned from my annual birthday trip to Fort Bragg, California. It was a great time and I got to make many paintings and drawings while I was there. We spent a lot of time just sitting on the beach. I took those opportunities to sketch people and puppies. I did the initial drawing on site with a Parker fountain pen. I worked on handmade Garza Papel watercolor paper. Daniel Smith watercolors were added later.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

City Recreation

I love how people in Austin enjoy themselves. This was a Sunday and I had situated myself in the shade under the bridge. I did the ink drawing on site and added watercolor later.I liked the calm of the lake as people rode by on their various forms of water transportation.