Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Summer 2016

This painting is from a very hot trip to Northern California this last July. We passed a barn in Paso Robles, California and I took a photo. I would have preferred to paint on location, but it was 104 F degrees outside (40C). One good thing though back in my studio I spent more time thinking composition. So below is my watercolor barn from Paso Robles, California. it is available for purchase at my ETSY shop.

The painting below is one I had done before, but I painted it again as a commission this last summer. It is a northern California barn.

This painting below is of Villefranche-Sur-Mer. It is from a photo that a nice couple commissioned me to paint. The final size was 15" x 22" (38cm x 56cm). They sent me a photo and this is how I interpreted the photo. Below is the drawing I made before I painted it. Always good to do a drawing of your subject to learn the ins and outs of your subject matter.

This is a watercolor sketch I did mostly on location on Lido Island, but I finished it back in my studio. When I finish a piece in my studio I am able to be more creative and not be controlled by the  actual subject and envoirment.

The watercolor below I started as the one above on location and finished in the studio. I like the results. It is entitled Moon Over Irvine.

Same with this watercolor. I started on location, but didn't like the results. A week later I revisited the painting and saw that I could fix it. I like the results for this one as well.

This sunset is inspired by painting trips to the beach. It is a full sheet watercolor (22" x 30"). The British came up with this system. It is painted on 240 lb. Windsor Newton watercolor paper.

This was done from a photo my son took while he and his wife were in London recently. It is of the Regents Canal. I liked the photo so I painted this facsimile.