Friday, November 26, 2010

Red Grapes, Blue Cloth

11 x 14 Watercolor on Arches 300 CP

This is another spontaneous still lifes I make when the morning light shines in so lovely.  I guess I need to keep fruit in the house for just those occasions.

Is it "still lifes", "stilllifes", "stillifes" or "stilllives"? I get a red line under every version!

Friday, November 19, 2010


11 x 14 Watercolor on Arches 300 CP

I painted this cardinal from two different photos. The goal was to work on making backgrounds I like. I'm not sure I succeeded in that regard. I like the picture overall. I like the bird especially and the bench very much too, but what my mind envisioned for the background and what it morphed into aren't really the same. Still a handsome picture, I would say.