Little studies

Little studies

What the sunflower dropped– August Sketchbook; graphite, watercolor, colored pencil These little study sketches are my favorite way to learn about something: find it, marvel, draw, marvel… repeat:   The pomegranate blossoms fell– August...

A closer look

Lichen, magnified (detail) Watercolor on paper This painting has just been featured by Saatchi Online Gallery, in a curated collection called “Last Days of Summer” It’s one of those discovery paintings, fun from start to finish. I picked up a twig...
In the studio: Anemone

In the studio: Anemone

I used mixed media for this close-up (4″ x 4″): semi-transparent washes of acrylic paint, with colored pencil and graphite. I like both drawing and painting, and the surface of an acrylic wash holds the colored pencil nicely. This anemone is either a...