Friday, January 25, 2013


22x30" watercolor.
Here is the image in the studio photo below. I'm thinking about calling this one finished.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Plugging Along

Tuesday AM in the studio feeling pretty good. Got a piece framed and ready to ship to Raleigh for a Flower Still Life show and making headway on this next watercolor. I'm really enjoying painting this one, sorta savoring it cause it's a subject that seems to paint itself. This young man is playing an old National Tricone steel guitar - one like the old blues players played. I failed to get his name, but he has a bit of a story. What I know of him was related to me after the fact by my students who seemed to know a lot more about him. Sure hope that I run into him again. I'll post the finished image - I want to say in a few days, but I'm having so much fun that I don't want it to end.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Sambo on Deck

Sambo on Deck
15x22" watercolor on Kilimanjaro 140 lb.

Sammy on holiday at Edisto Beach, one his favorite hanging out spots.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Joyu #2

Joyu Lee #2
22x30" watercolor on Kilimanjaro 140 lb.
This is the second attempt at Joyu playing cello. I'm thinking that I may ask her for some more reference shots in either natural light or directed light, would be much more interesting. I'm sorta faking the reference shots I have - taken in that damn industrial lighting I have in the classroom. I'm afraid to ask, lest she think I'm obsessing here!