ORIGINAL Watercolor on Watercolor Paper
Size: 42 inches wide and 20 inches tall (106.68 by 50.8 centimeters)
One of my latest watercolors. Been in love with wetland scenes for a while.
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12 inches by 9 inches Watercolor & Ink on Watercolor Paper
Frame and Mat not included.
Medicinal plants is something I have been studying and have a great interest in my whole life. This was instilled in me by my grandmother. Healing plants are all over the world, most people just don’t realize it. So I never refer to them as weeds.
The medicinal power of Milk Thistle is proven. I also think it is a very beautiful plant and it attracts bees.
I find it sad that many large wild meadows disappear, so I was happy to see a nearby community called Serenbe Georgia, creating and preserving natural places. On my next trip I will have to explore the wildflower meadow and linger there for a while.
You can also see a video of this with me talking about art and this particular herb.
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How I create my watercolor & ink paintings: “I first do most of the ink work. I do not pre draw anything. I go straight to work with various nib sizes and dipping ink. The objective is to be loose and painterly. After establishing the ink lines I use watercolor to create shadow and light and vibrant colors, I work in layers. There is no erasing whatsoever, so everything even inks droplets that may fall are part of the art. Incidentals like ink drops are some of my favorite parts. Finally I add more ink lines to enhance certain areas in the painting. I then sign in ink and voila!”
The latest in my Classic Hollywood Series I started this series a long time ago and sold most back then. I have a couple of larger ones still stored away. I am now continuing the series.
It’s nice to have a change of pace sometimes and explore a different subject matter. But I do love old movies. I grew up on black and while thrillers and Love stories. I’ve been re-watching my favorites. These days you can see so many of them for free on YouTube. Not the best quality. But Netflix and Amazon prime have many. The best ones are still available on DVD’s or for rent.
Whatever it is about these movies and actors there is a certain mystery I guess. The black and white made for a different experience where light became a big player in creating drama, atmosphere and suspense. There were no “special effects” and not even color. Many of these actors came straight from the silent movies, where there wasn’t even sound. So there was a huge emphasis on facial expression and body language. I think that is where these movies and actors really shined. Especially Joan Crawford, watch her in “Sudden Fear” her eyes and her face just great.
Well I painted the one and only among others “Joan Crawford” the love to hate persona, but boy she was a great actress and nobody is all bad. She did have a good heart. I was surprised to read she was only 5 foot 3 inches tall.
Inspired by the interesting interpretation by Vincent van Gogh, of one of Keisai Eisen’s woodblock print called “The Courtesan”. Here, I created my own interpretation. Lighter then Van Gogh’s oil painting and lacking the brilliant precision of the great woodblock artist Keisai. My interpretation is more whimsical and free. I hope you enjoy and appreciate it.
Large Original Watercolor & Ink Size: 24 x 18″ On Canson Watercolor Paper
Before 1854 trade with Japan was confined to a Dutch monopoly and Japanese goods imported into Europe were for the most part confined to porcelain and lacquer ware. The Convention of Kanagawa put an end to the 200-year-old Japanese foreign policy of Seclusion and opened up trade between Japan and the West.
Artists such as Manet, Degas and Monet, followed by Van Gogh, began to collect the cheap colour wood-block prints called ukiyo-e prints. For a while Vincent and his brother Theo dealt in these prints and they eventually amassed hundreds of them (now housed in the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam)” read more about the subject at WIKI
Portofino Italy Super Yacht Dreams Expressive Mixed Media Painting
ORIGINAL Watercolor, Ink & Pastel Painting on Stretched Canvas Size: 18 x 24 x 0.75 inches (45.72 by 60.96 by 1.905 centimeters)
One of my dreams is to one day travel along the Italian Riviera on a super yacht. From there I get to sketch, draw and paint the cities that line this, magical coastal region of Italy. Travelling in style and luxury, yes I must admit I want to do that some day.