This is a relatively new medium for me. I’m studying with Bob Phinney and Karen McCloney, and here are a few of the results:

kestrel for john

lake reflection

garlic apple orange  travelers rest trees summer harvest   rings

You may notice that the two paintings above that depict fruits and vegetables have an interesting texture. This is thanks to using gesso beneath the watercolors, sometimes with fine particles sprinkled in for more roughness.

A work by Richard Diebenkorn inspired this last piece, also a gesso/watercolor. Diebenkorn’s Works on Paper appeared at the Meloy and Paxson Galleries in the Montana Museum of Art and Culture in late 2015. I loved that my eye saw the teardrop shape before it understood that this was part of a human form.


Keep checking back… I will be working on more watercolors this spring!

And as always, contact me if you would like a print or set of greeting cards based upon any of my works:

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