Saturday, March 5, 2016


SUGAR MAPLE.  This is an exercise in capturing the glow of light on a maple branch in the autumn.  Watercolor, 6 x 9 inch.

Friday, March 4, 2016


BARN SIDING.  This will be one of the exercises for the Spring 2016 intermediate watercolor class at the University of Rochester Memorial Art Gallery Creative Workshop.  Students will learn how to lay down several wet-into-wet washes, and then finish them with calligraphy.  The original scene is the barn where we store our sailboats over the winter, out in Hopewell, NY.  Watercolor, 6 x 9 inch.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016


MANGANESE SKY.  This exercise was mostly an excuse to test out some rare (and expensive!) Old Holland Manganese Blue in the sky, a color famed for its granularity and lovely hue...the reproduction here may not do it justice, but the original is quite satisfactory.   Watercolor, 6 x9 in.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016


SUCCULENT.  My homage to Edward Weston's 'Pepper'.  This sketch is preparatory work for what may be a large piece.