Sunday, July 30, 2006


Saturday, July 29, 2006


Thursday, July 27, 2006


Wednesday, July 26, 2006


Refined sketch

Next step sketch is refined and now to paint it in broad strokes in wonderful bright colour.



Lets see how this will evolved as a painting

Sunday, July 23, 2006



There ia a beast in us all
That make us rise and fall
Why does this creature dwell?
Making the world heaven or hell
Is this within us, half of each
A spirit Lurking there to teach.
That we are creatures still
We must choose good or ill
Our creature decisions to make
This World to build or to break !
Irving the Beast

Saturday, July 22, 2006


Mind slipage


Mind Storm





Wednesday, July 19, 2006


Revisiting Thoreau


If life is getting too hectic, think of Thoreau. ... Read More

Tuesday, July 11, 2006



Monday, July 10, 2006


There is a raffle to raise money for this class It is a dollor a ticket. All proceeds go to ny class for art supplies. If interested leave a comment

Friday, July 07, 2006


Alert! Friends and Students meeting on frieday at Art Institute @ 6PM at Info desk

Thursday, July 06, 2006


Tuesday, July 04, 2006


Green buy color needed

Green as a color
My suggestion Blue and green are best boght. Mixing these colors are not recommended by me!

Sap Green:For thousands of years green pigments were impermanent like Sap Green made from Buckthorn berries.

Malachite:The original mineral green as used by the Ancient Egyptians. There paint was similar to our modern gouache.
How to make Gouache More...
Pthalo Green:One of the new class of synthetic organic pigments with absolute light fastness, clean, bright, and with beautiful transparent tones.
Green The color of growth and life
Green is the most restful color on the eye. In nature the color is all around us but as a pigment color it was elusive until recently. There are only a few minerals that are green in color, and the plant kingdom produced only weak dull greens that would fade quickly. Renaissance masters became adept at 'making do' with greens. Verdigis was unreliable and the more permanent greens such as malachite insufficiently deep. Consequently glazing yellows over blue and other indirect methods were common. It wasn't until the 19th century that the 'green problem' was finally solved.


A Brown out!

Brown as a Color
The easiest way to mix a brown, is to mix a primary color with its complementary color, creating what is known as a tertiary color.
So add orange to blue, purple to yellow, or green to red. Each of these makes a different brown, so make up a color chart to give you a quick reference to refer to (or at the very least, jot down a note of what specific colors you used).
What's the easiest way to make a gray?
Mix some orange (or yellow and red) with a blue then add some white. You'll always want more blue than orange, but experiment with the amount of white you use. You can also mix blue with an earth colour, such as raw umber or burnt sienna. Of course with watercolour you don't have white paint; to lighten a grey you add more water instead of white, but remember the grey will be lighter when it dries.
Why do my tertiary colours keep turning out muddy?
If you mix too many colours together, you'll get mud. If your grey or brown isn't coming out the way you want it to, rather start again than add more colour in the hope it'll work.

Monday, July 03, 2006


I am Feeling Blue

Blue as a color
Cerulean Blue
Since the 19th century artists have loved the beautiful sky blue color of this cobalt pigment. In particular it is perfect for the watercolorist being both an excellent color and one of the most permanent colors known.
Ultramarine Blue
The most useful blue on the palette is also the most beautiful. At one time Ultramarine was made out of the precious stone Lapis Lazuli.
Pthalo Blue
Discovered in 1935 Pthalo Blue soon replaced the less reliable Prussian Blue. Until this time organic colors were not counted among the most light fast colors..

Sunday, July 02, 2006


now to paint this with pastels!!



The life I have chosen gives me my full hours of enjoyment for the balance of my life.The Sun will not rise, or set, without my notice, and thanks.-
Winslow Homer,A letter to his brother Charles

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