Coloring Adventure’s First Big Mistake

I am getting ready to add color to my sketches. The other day I added watercolor to my sketch of the backyard. Aside from the resulting water-curled pages, the experiment was successful. After I sketched the man at the table (see below), I used Copic markers to add color. I read that Copic markers are […]

Abstracting an Abstract

Today’s watercolor experiment: Today I began by abstracting another painting of mine. This painting (Abstract 072415) was an abstract of one of my photos. This time I used colors that were complementary to the blocks of color in the original. I wanted clean boundaries, straight lines between different colors. I used masking tape to cover one […]

Arthur Update

Longtime readers might remember Arthur, my avocado tree. I did quite a number of watercolors whilst he was growing, from baby pictures when he was still on the bottle (the link is actually to Arthur Jr.’s baby picture), to the first attempted planting, to the time when I was able to sit under him in […]

Blue Diamonds

I had a nice sleep last night. No more of the UP and DOWN and UP and DOWN of the ocean from my fishing jaunt. When I went to pick up my fillets from my cousin, he hadn’t started cutting up the fish I pulled in. So, nice guy that he is, he filleted it […]