I’m Back

The holidays this year were really fun for me. I tend to be a bit of a homebody by default, so not having to go anywhere was actually pleasant for me. I really do miss everyone, and as much as I enjoy relaxing at home, I am sad that I didn’t get to see my…… Continue reading I’m Back

Ray Hendershot Exercise-Stucco: #1

Continuing in my work through Ray Hendershot’s  “Texture Techniques for Winning Watercolors” I worked on the Stucco Wall exercise yesterday. This exercise focused on using splatters of masking fluid, and splatters of pigment to create texture. I’ve used these particular techniques before, so I was pleasantly surprised to see how strongly these added to the…… Continue reading Ray Hendershot Exercise-Stucco: #1

Ray Hendershot Exercise, Fieldstone Building: #1

Yet another successful painting from Ray Hendershot’s “Texture Techniques for Winning Watercolors.” I was getting really down on myself recently because the paintings I was making were all turning out muddy and gross. This exercise helped me learn patience. The more I paint through this book, the more I learn about how to rely on…… Continue reading Ray Hendershot Exercise, Fieldstone Building: #1

Ray Hendershot Exercise, Clapboard Siding: #1

This weekend I decided I would take my own advice, and paint from the book. I decided to paint from one of the books that I have because trying to learn from my own failures has been pretty discouraging. I’m only about a quarter of the way through Ray Hendershot’s “Texture Techniques for Winning Watercolors”…… Continue reading Ray Hendershot Exercise, Clapboard Siding: #1

Poplars at An Imagined Stream: #1

I have long been inspired by seeing Van Gogh’s “The Poplars at Saint-Rémy.” When you see photos of this painting, it looks almost drab, and lifeless. Courtesy of the Cleveland Museum of Art https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1958.32 I don’t know if the Cleveland Museum of Art recently had it restored, or if the photos just simply can’t do…… Continue reading Poplars at An Imagined Stream: #1

TRuth Bader Ginsburg RIP

I framed this one for my daughters and wife before I managed to photograph it. I was deeply saddened to hear that Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away recently. My whole family celebrates RBG, we regularly play “I Dissent” an RBG-themed board game. We have a children’s book biography of her life that we have read…… Continue reading TRuth Bader Ginsburg RIP