Category Archives: Watercolor

Eeeeek! Bad Cropping, Facebook!! Gasp. Here’s Something Better to Look At!

Sorry sorry sorry, y’all!  My last blog entry contained paintings of two full length nudes, neither of which was ‘out of bounds’ (IMHO).  So, I was aghast when I checked to see if Facebook had re-posted it and found that the images had been sliced and diced in an unexpected manner (to say the least).  I hope you clicked over to my blog to get a better sense of the overall paintings!

In any event, here’s a ‘palette cleanser’!  It’s one of the radishes I painted during the Saturday afternoon session of my Wendy Artin workshop, followed by one of Wendy’s gorgeous still life watercolors — also of radishes.

Radish 1. Watercolor on Paper.

Wendy’s radishes — again, quite a difference:

Radishes, 2001, watercolor on cotton Khadi paper, 11″ x 12″

Excellent Watercolor Workshop – Thanks, Wendy Artin!

This past weekend I spent two grueling days knee-deep in watercolor.  Wendy Artin, a fabulous artist and lovely person, was our instructor, at Glen Kessler’s Compass Atelier.  Talk about ‘alla prima’ painting!  She dives right in – no rough sketch, no gesture drawing, no nothing — just her eye, her paint & her brush to guide her relentlessly down the sheet of paper.  Her tonal nudes, in which she paints ONLY the ‘shadow shapes’ yet leaves you believing the whole body, are exquisite.  Her colorful fruits & veggies are more fully rendered, but are also beautiful & light.

Here’s one of her nudes:

And one of mine — a half hour pose during the workshop (quite a difference, yes??:

I was VERY happy to be able to switch to vegetables in the afternoons!