Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Island Ice - Watercolor

Just finished this watercolor - I wanted to portray looking out from the snow covered land over ice to an island. I guess it works? I have a great photograph and this is a pretty good rendering. This watercolor is on e-bay now.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Angel - Mixed Media

Did this mixed media and collage painting today. I think I like it but it is different from what I have been working on lately (my e-bay landscapes). I used to just paint abstract but lately I just am not feeling the abstracts. I need to take a hard look at my direction. I want to work on figures and combine them into a semi-abstract look - sort of like this painting. I was reading a post on an art related group I belong to and the woman was talking about expectations and just creating for the joy of creating. This is where I run into problems - I either create to sell or struggle with my direction. Whose expectations am I trying to meet? Surely not my own. I need to do some artistic soul searching and see what and how I "feel" for a change. I am thinking I would like to explore some collage/mixed media paintings including the figure. I can easily do this digitally but I want these to be made primarily with paint and mixed media materials - and some collage. I also think I would like to work on another digital collage tarot deck - just majors at the moment.

Friday, January 26, 2007

The Cove - Watercolor

New watercolor I just finished and it is on e-bay now. Maybe if I stop painting snow it will warm back up here in NJ!

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Land and Sea - Watercolor

New watercolor - something different than all that snow I have been painting.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

More Snow - Watercolor

Well I am still painting snow and guess what - it was snowing today here in NJ. I think maybe I should start to paint summer beach scenes rather than snow. I hate cold weather.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Snow - Watercolor

New watercolor - snow seems to be hot on e-bay right now - although I am getting tired of painting snow. Maybe a few more! I do like this one a lot - just finished, the paint is hardly dry.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Snow by the Lake - Watercolor

Another snow painting just finished - I think I will be sorry I am painting these - it got a LOT colder here today. This painting is on e-bay now.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Snow Stream - Watercolor

New watercolor - since it has not snowed yet this year I thought I would paint some snow. I sure hope I do not cause a storm - I am loving this warm winter weather.

Monday, January 08, 2007

Ocean - Watercolor

Painted this today - I was down to the ocean this weekend - it was like summer, not January - just beautiful. I am going to paint some snow next - I hope I don't cause a snowstorm - I am loving this warm winter weather!

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Ricky and Woody

These are two stray cats that I feed in my backyard. The black one is a Ricky and the tiger is Woody. There is a third Precious - a black and white boy but I haven't seen him in two days - I hope he is OK. I started feeding them in August when they were just kittens - they are very wild - I can feed but not touch them.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Illustration Friday - Buzz

What's the BUZZ!!!! Graffiti and secrets. Today's Illustration Friday topic "Buzz".

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Watercolor - Lakeside

This is a watercolor I did of Roamingwood Lake where we have our summer house. This is a little cove where people fish.