The painting process for the 9 x 12 watercolor, Abandoned Tower, captured in an animated gif.
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!
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.
Old Country Church (1.0 x 1.5 inches; watercolor)
Just about the time I refill the stock of my dollhouse miniature paintings on Etsy, I sell another one. Not complaining because that’s a good problem to have!
The above painting replaces the Mary’s River Covered Bridge miniature which sold yesterday evening.