I did this painting in a waiting room with a travel watercolor kit, on a hand-made sketch book that my niece made for me.
This was an early attempt to capture the beauty of the dogwood blossoms outside my Mom and Dad’s house. Today is the (14th) anniversary of my father’s death. I can’t think of a dogwood tree without thinking of him. Once I asked Dad how he was able to identify a dogwood tree. “By its bark,” […]
Even though the background should be seen as further away, I enjoyed my efforts to assemble the elements of this watercolor sketch to reconstruct the view of the ‘Florida Room’ (as the called it) at my Mom and Dad’s house.
In these practice sketches, I tried several different techniques. First, I only partially removed the liquid mask. This resulted in a stippling effect in some of the clouds. I also laid down a second blue wash on the sky. I tried different ways of sculpting the clouds with gray and black pigments. In the second […]