Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Creativity Boosting Card Deck

The Majency Oracle card deck is a set of promts to help creatives such as "...writers, poets, painters, and other creative types."
And best of all, it's a free download.
Check it out! (Thanks to David Seah's blog, where I first saw this).

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Red Barn

Watercolor sketch, 9 x 11" (22.8 x 27.9 cm).
I may re-do this one at a later date; I got the perspective wrong on the barn. However, I was pleased with how the field came out--I used a 3/4" (1.9 cm) flat brush to create a drybrush effect. Also I thought the scraping technique worked well for the foreground grasses--I used the edge of a credit card for a scraper!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Small Barn

This little barn is near a vegetable farm. Watercolor sketch, 9 x 11" (22.8 x 27.9 cm).

Wild Acres Park

This stump at the edge of this lake really caught my attention. The wood has weathered into driftwood, and it looks like it was once a coniferous tree at the edge of this small lake.

Watercolor sketch, 9 x 11" (22.9 x 27.9 cm).

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Clayton Corporate Park

Watercolor sketch, 9" x 11" (22.8 x 27.9 cm).

This is a view, looking northeast, of Clayton Corporate Park, the corporate home of Enterprise Rent-a-Car.

Saturday, August 04, 2007


Watercolor on Arches 300-lb cold-pressed paper, 11 x 15" (27.9 x 38.1 cm)

I painted this as an exercise in painting trees & foliage. Lately, I've not been satisfied with the foliage in my sketches and paintings, so I've been perusing watercolor instruction books looking for a solution; however, I haven't really settled on a particular solution that suits me, so I decided just to practice various things. The painting above was done using sponge and round-brush techniques.