Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Friday, May 27, 2016

Tami at life drawing

The first drawing is a  five minute warmup drawing. The second is a fifteen minute watercolor. 

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Monday, May 23, 2016

Friday, May 20, 2016

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Watercolors from my trip to Atlanta

This week I attended the Festival of Homiletics in Atlanta, GA. While I was there, I made these watercolors.

Peachtree Road United Methodist Church was the site of the conference.

I made this watercolor while eating dinner at Twin Peaks Restaurant.

This is a beautiful old home in a historic district.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Garfield St. House

Today I attended an Anti-Racism Workshop in Seattle. During the breaks I made this watercolor of a house nearby. In my moleskine notebook.

Saturday, May 07, 2016

Kitsap Valley for Poulsbo Paintout

 I entered the Poulsbo Paintout contest today. I was nervous about spoiling the 300 lb watercolor paper that had the time stamp on it for the contest, so I practiced several times before putting my brush to the contest paper.

The first painting here is the one I entered in the contest. First time I've used 300 lb watercolor paper. It's lovely -- takes washes so easily. I didn't make any major mistakes, although I lost some spontaneity because it was my fourth painting in a row and I was tired. Finished at 10:30 pm last night. I felt good about entering it in the contest.

Third try. The trees on the right got a little confused.

Second attempt. The cloud on the right had a dirty bloom before I washed it out. I like having two trees in the foreground better than one.

This is my first try. I decided that the big tree on the left is too massive.

I made these three smaller sketches first to experiment with composition.

Monday, May 02, 2016