Monday, April 29, 2013


The weather has been fantastic here on the mountain. It's time to start getting the boats ready for the lake.

 Coolin' - Acrylic on Arches paper

Wednesday, April 24, 2013


One of the prints from my new etching hand painted with watercolors.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


Fourth proof and I found out that ink and paper make a big difference. First attempts were done with a print paper that had a texture and with Akua water based ink. This proof is on a paper with less texture and with Charbonnel oil based printing ink. I just keep on learning.

Monday, April 8, 2013


I pulled the first proof from the etching I've been working on. Boy...does it need a lot of work. Way too dark and more detail needed.
1st inking

1st Proof

Tuesday, April 2, 2013


As FDR said...there is nothing to fear, but fear itself (okay, those weren't his exact words). My watercolor phobia has become smaller over the last few years, but I still start a new painting with trepidation. After a couple of small practice paintings, I'm now working on a piece of 15 X 22 Arches 300 pound paper. Let the  paint land where it may.

Monday, April 1, 2013


I am still working on the drawing for the etching I want to do. It has turned into quite a project! To give myself a break, I have also started another watercolor. Still working on negative painting techniques. This is another small painting. Probably time to go a bit bigger!