I like how Sterling Edwards and Tony Couch paint. They are both transparent watercolor artists and have put out several books and videos on how to paint with watercolor. Their paintings are very colorful, and the painting techniques they use create paintings that do not look overworked. The brushwork is loose and the paintings have a glow to them.
I am practicing some new techniques to loosen up my paintings a la Sterling Edwards and Tony Couch. I’m not real happy with the rocks, but it is practice after all! The watercolor techniques Sterling Edwards and Tony Couch use are simple, but timing is critical. I find myself forgetting certain steps of the process and that does affect the final outcome. Overall, I am pleased with the final results of this practice painting!
Abandoned Tower – A Model Railroad Memory (9 x 12 inches; watercolor)
I painted this watercolor for my friend, Bill Graham, who is a model railroader. This scene is from Bill’s former model railroad layout that was located in his basement a few years ago.
I am really pleased with how it turned out!
Getting ready for my next wet-on-wet oil painting workshop. I painted this demonstration painting earlier today, and my students will be using it for reference when they paint their own version. I will be setting up workshop dates for June and July of 2017!
“April showers bring May flowers.” They also bring floods.
This is a scene along Wolf Creek near Farmington, Missouri on April 29, 2017. Flash flooding has been occurring due to the amount of heavy rainfall we have been receiving this weekend. You can tell the water has receded, but more storms arrived shortly after this photo was taken. The spot where I am standing is surely under water at the time of this posting.
Here is a video of my recent plein air painting session on April 24, 2017. This time-lapsed video cuts the painting time to around 11 minutes. Actual painting time from set up to signature was 3 hours.
My artwork is now available for purchase at my T & J Creative Works Aftcra Shop. Many of the paintings featured on this blog are listed at my new shop. Please feel free to window shop. There’s absolutely no obligation to buy! ☺
I recently had to close my Etsy Shop due to a policy change by Etsy that requires sellers to use their payment system and not a stand-alone payment service (i.e., PayPal). Etsy Shops who refuse to use Etsy’s payment system will be suspended after May 17, 2017.
I respect Etsy’s right to implement their payment service. Sadly, it does not satisfy my needs as a small business owner, so I have terminated my account with them.