March 16, 2017

Wildflower Orca: Study in Cut Paper

The last 3 months, I've been working on an art commission to paint a 3d Orca for the city of Shoreline (Richmond Beach) along with 22 other artists. Here is an initial sketch of the wild flowers in cut paper. 

January 30, 2017

30 Paintings in 30 Days: No. 30 "Red Beet" Watercolor

Julia Child said, "I'm a beet freak. I put them in the pressure cooker." The red beet isn't native to the edible gardens in the United States. Thomas Jefferson grew beets in his garden at Monticello. But they caught on here, currently we are one of the top 3 producers of red beets in the world. 

Here's a link to the other paintings in the gallery.

January 24, 2017

30 Paintings in 30 Days: No. 24 "Daisy" Watercolor

Today's painting is an exercise from Paul Riley's book "Flower Painting" called negative painting. He has such gorgeous, expressive watercolors.

Here's a link to the gallery for today.

January 20, 2017

30 Paintings in 30 Days: No. 20 "Chives with Flowers" Watercolor with Ink

I took a photo of chive plants in a community garden in our Chinatown. It's on a steep hill so it's a cool terraced garden with chickens and a children's garden. I drew and painted this piece from my photo.

Here's a link the the beautiful gallery for Day 20 of the 30 paintings in 30 day challenge.