Edge (5 x 7 inches; watercolor)
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!
Morning’s Glory (2.5 x 3.5 inches; watercolor)
Painted this ACEO art card on Tuesday. An imaginary scene.
Waiting for Spring (2.5 x 3.5 inches; watercolor)
Completed this ACEO art card while enjoying a bagel at my favorite local restaurant. The trees and rocks were created using a couple of painting knives.
I gave this painting away to a worker at the restaurant. This person is always friendly and goes out of the way to say hello. The worker was very pleased with the painting, and I am very pleased with that!
Moleskine Notebook Entry 10
Farmington, Missouri 122616
Started this sketch the day after Christmas, but didn’t finish it until a few days ago. This scene is located in downtown Farmington, Missouri.
What a blessing it has been over the last six weeks. Four wonderful people have purchased the paintings shown in the above photo.
Watercolor Artist Bob Fagan said the greatest compliment is to have someone purchase your art (paraphrased). He is absolutely correct!
A big “thank you” to all of you who have purchased my artwork. You will never know just how much it means to me.
A gif of the painting process for Miss Molly’s at Village Hall. This watercolor is 5 x 7 inches and resides in a private collection.
This Art Card Editions & Original (ACEO) watercolor painting was created in 2011. The original resides in a private collection in France.
Remember when the Peanuts character, Charlie Brown, got a rock instead of candy while trick-or-treating? Well, I got a rock…and I painted it!
The gif image shows the steps of the painting process. The smooth stone was first primed with white gesso (3 layers), then painted with acrylic paints. I sealed the water surface with gloss medium and will coat the rest of the rock with matte medium. This should seal it sufficiently for an outdoor display. A very enjoyable painting experience!