Sunday, September 19, 2010

Just to mix things up a bit I'm posting a recent oil on linen painting created this last August on the shores of Connecticut. The day I finished it, Hurricane Earl was roughly coming our way that night, but it ended with a sputter and nothing much. I had to rig an umbrella to my easel as it was starting to rain towards the end of the painting session.

The painting is currently for sale Susan Powell Fine Art - Gallery in Madison, CT.

I've been curious about paper making recently and over the weekend experimented with a hybrid linen cloth & 100% cotton rag watercolor paper blend to form a stronger than average handmade watercolor paper (Am I crazy?). I've contacted several specialized paper companies and wish to learn more about this historical process. Very labor intensive but rewarding to say the least.

Sunday, September 05, 2010

On location nature study. Gouache on gray toned paper - 6x9 inches.

After seeing numerous watercolors at the Yale Center for British Art's archives I was inspired to experiment on my break back on the East Coast. Girtin, Turner, R.P. Bonington, Cozens, Gainsborough among others was outstanding to see up close.

Sketch from imagination on prepared Arches MBM Ingres (Michallet) paper with gray wash, gouache, w/c and pen&ink. 5x6 inches.