Here’s one side of this years banner I just finished done in acrylic. After seeing the work of Eric Fortune I really want to try very watered down acrylics on watercolor paper. The thought of being able to do an infinite number of washes without disturbing what’s underneath is very intriguing!!!
I used acrylics for this; it’s a copy of an Anders Zorn painting. The brushwork looks like chicken scratch, but I like the overall affect. The lighting reminds me of the fantastic Coke illustrations featuring Santa Claus by Haddon Sundblom. I’m really looking forward to seeing the Zorn exhibit at the National Academy in NYC this spring!
I’m finally posting the finished Town Creek watercolor! Up next is another work boat watercolor; I’ll post an in-progress image soon…
This is a watercolor of the view of Town Creek as you first come into Oxford, Md. I can always count on being behind schedule when getting ready for the Oxford Fine Arts Fair (For more information, check here http://www.oxfordcc.org/PROGRAMS.html). If you’re in the area this weekend (May 18,19), drop by for some great art and strawberry shortcake!
This is a detail of another watercolor of the strand in Oxford. It’s such an idyllic little stretch of road!
This is a vertically cropped version of an earlier watercolor. I think I like it better without the sparrow.
Here’s a watercolor of KittyBlimp, a pet cat I had a few years ago. As you’ve probably already guessed from her name, she was a rather plump little kitty.
We starving artists have to draw pictures of money every now and then so we don’t forget what it looks like!
Another architectural watercolor; at the right time of day, the sun creates these really interesting shadows when it hits the millwork of buildings. This house was in Annapolis.
Here’s a watercolor of the post office in North Haven, Maine. North Haven is just a small boat ride away from Vinalhaven. Both islands live up to their haven names, at least in the summer!