Friday, May 27, 2016

Red-Violet Ridge (Postcard)


This is the third of three little paintings that I worked on a few days ago. I am painting for a group show of postcard-sized art works. I used postcards made of watercolor paper; the paintings are done with acrylic paint used as water media. Although these paintings are unusually small, they are part of my "Mountain Daydreams" series, landscapes painted from my imagination and my memories of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, where I was born and raised.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Gray Clouds Red Mountain (Postcard)


Here is the second of three small paintings from yesterday. These are for a special show of postcard-sized art. So this is a 5 x 7" postcard made of watercolor paper. This is done with acrylic paint used as water media. I paint the mountains from imagination and memories of the Rocky Mountains in my home state of Colorado.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Tangerine Mountain (Postcard)


I painted some small landscapes this morning, and this is the first of three. I am painting these with a special show in mind, a group show of postcard-sized pieces at Galatea Gallery in July. So all of the paintings from this morning are small, 5 x 7 inches, done on watercolor paper postcards with acrylic paint. These landscapes are all part of my "mountain daydream" series, painted from imagination and memories of the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Four Drawings (Porter Mill Challenge)


Yesterday I was up early and decided to frame my four pastel drawings for the Porter Mill Challenge. (Porter Mill is the name of our studio building and the challenge was to create one piece of art each week for four weeks.)  It felt great to get these framed. I wanted to make sure they would be ready; drop-off for the show is just a few days away. It was fun to see how they looked together.  I tried out different ways of arranging the four drawings. I am partial to this one. I took some photos, even though i was getting some reflections from the glass.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Clouds Over Purple Mountains


I have also been painting for a show this summer at Galatea Fine Arts (http://galateafineart.com). I am going to show my mountain landscapes. These are done with acrylic paint used as water media. I paint them from my imagination, but I am also drawing from memories of the Rocky Mountains in my home state of Colorado.  This one is called "Clouds Over Purple Mountains" and I sent a photo of it off to be used for publicity for the show.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Flowers in Planter (Coloring Book Version)



I posted the original version of this little drawing on January 30, 2016. I drew this with fine-line sharpie on a piece of paper that was about 4 inches square. The Wicked Art Bar, located at Porter Mill Galleries, has asked for coloring book pages from local artists, and i decided to my drawing as one of my submissions. But first I had to clean it up. I scanned the drawing into the computer and then used Painter's digital pastel and cut-and-paste to do some basic cleanup. I also changed the center of some the flowers from black to white, creating additional areas to color.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Daisies in a Vase (Coloring Book Version)


This is a pen and ink drawing that I edited yesterday to adapt it for use as a coloring book page. The original version was done with a fine-line Sharpie on a piece of paper that was about 4 x 4 inches. (You can see the original version posted here on February 1, 2016.) To get this image ready, I transferred the image into Painter where I used cut-and-paste and digital pastel to clean it up. I also tried to close up any areas that were "open" so it would work as a coloring book page. Also, in the original drawings, the daisies had black centers, but I changed them to white to create more areas to color. Then I enlarged the image and printed in as a pdf.