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March 21, 2018

Hi there... Going back to my roots as a graphic designer I decided to try a dark - light balance (notan) to fill my watercolors with light. I actually design and paint my darks first using waterproof India ink. This gives me my design and my dark and light/white shapes...

October 1, 2017

Hi again... This was a small demo I painted for the California Art League. It's all about the atmosphere and the technique to suggest that using watercolor. I painted from back to front and top to bottom and on each layer I just washed out the edges at the bottom paint...

April 13, 2017

This demo painting for a student was all about the drawing. It all has to start with a good drawing and design. No matter how good you are with color, technique,shapes and values if the drawing isn't there you won't be happy. Keep AND USE a sketchbook...

April 5, 2017

Just had a workshop on "How to save a painting" This was a paint-over to show, not tell a student how it might be improved. Challenging but fun!

October 14, 2016

Hey there... Too many students get hung up on color. It's really about the shapes and values. Even though a lot of my work is colorful I love neutrals. This painting was done using Hansa Yellow, Quinacridone Rose and Phthalo Blue. With these three colors you can paint...

September 10, 2016

 This "Dream" series is a lot of fun for me probably because I come from a commercial art, graphic design background. It does take a while to figure these images out but worth it I think... Always loved shapes and values.

August 8, 2016

Another view...

August 8, 2016