Sunday, October 13, 2013

Building Armando

I have always liked "unfinished" paintings like the top image. This top image is the start of "Amando". In the second image, I continued to paint in color and eat into my initial "unfinished" look. The third image is now totally painted in and of course no longer has an unfinished look. My final stage will include some jazzy colored conte crayon line work. I shall post the finished watercolor soon. Dear reader - what is your opinion on this painting? Would love to hear from you.

Friday, October 4, 2013


Just completed watercolor of a retired ballerina. Painted on a funky sheet of Strathmore 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper, but it worked!!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Putting on the Face

One of my A+ art students at City College who is not at all embarrassed about putting on some faces. She is one of my fav. models for that attitude! This was watercolored on a half sheet, 140lb., cold press watercolor paper and painted with a verve to match her pose.