Almost Done

Painting #1 Untitled – imaginescape – 11 x 14 inches

The title of this post sounds dramatic but I am about done with the available space on my WordPress account. Do I open another account? Any suggestions or ideas would be appreciated.

Painting #2 – Quiet Composure -imaginescape – 11 x 14 inches

I worked on the above painting over a matter of several weeks perhaps longer. I lost the foreground several times and I feel that the sky and background is the star. I am not only a fan of lumunism, I adore tonalism. I feel that perhaps this painting leans towards tonalism.

Painting #3 Within the Veil, Hebrews 6:19 – 11 x 14 inches

I worked a little more values in the background of this one.

Painting #4 Fire Skies 11 x 14 inches on cradled board

I painted this one within days of the Camp fire in Paradise.

Painting #5 Who Made Heaven and Earth – 12 x 14 inches

This is a mixed media of which I am slowly getting into to. I have to rework my studio layout in order to have everything ready.

Painting #6 Another View – 11 x 14 inches

This one is gouache over a watercolor underpainting. Though I did leave the sunlit background alone, in other words, just watercolor showing.

Painting #7 – Bullards – 11 x 14 inches

I am planning on mounting this onto a cradled board. My son-in-law has been making me some boards for mounting my watercolors onto. I find that certain paintings excell at being mounted and others are better off behind glass. It seems like it is an extension of the painting process. I really like the look of a mounted watercolor.

Painting #8 Abundance – 11 x 14 inches

Last but not least of the group. Another one from my imagination and I like what appeared. Sometimes abundance shows up in my studio! Have a wonderful rest of the weekend, carry on!

10 thoughts on “Almost Done

  1. Wonderful to see you working with gouache and watercolour…(One of these days I will do a demo blog on the subject). These are lovely – my favourites being Numbers 7 and 8. As for the technical WordPress stuff, I don’t have a clue…and in fact have questions myself about different things, and don’t even know where to go to ask the questions!:). Please do find a solution….so that you can continue to show your paintings. Janet X

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    1. Thank you Janet. I can’t wait to see a demo blog of yours. I didn’t realize how much I would enjoy incorporating gouache with watercolor. In fact I get so excited that I know I am hooked. I have a book by an artist who simply uses white gouache rather than buying individual tubes. I have found that it is difficult to not mess with the strength of the color. I was thinking that I would cut costs but I am not a “half way” artist. If I am going to do it, I am in. It is basically what this artist said was that it is difficult to rewet gouache. But then I work with fresh paint anyway. I have an ongoing dilemma. Lol which brand do you use? I bought three tubes M. Graham thinking that the honey would keep it from drying out. My white is Daniel Smith but it is so thick. I am in between decisions. Alright, I need to send this off before I write a book! Oh you had to start a second blog to continue? Did you lose people? Cheers!

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      1. Good morning from London. I prefer to use individual types of gouache….but do occasionally mix Winsor & Newton Permanent White with watercolours….Very important to keep the mixing tray separate from your pure watercolours.. I mostly use Winsor & Newton gouache…but every now and then treat myself to Holbein Artists Gouache (the Marigold is to die for). If I keep my gouache tubes in a tin or bag, they don’t dry out. It is difficult to re-wet gouache and so given that you are at your best when totally spontaneous…that’s the way to go. I will get the blog done soon. Janet 🙂

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