Sunday, September 28, 2008


I'm not really sure what this image is about. It's a continuation of my experiments layering one idea upon another. The original idea started out with a pond packed with lily pads, then I added the frog, and then the lotus flowers, and then the palm shadows.
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Thursday, September 25, 2008


I'm really enjoying the japanese print style. I spent most of the week experimenting with different techniques and I planned on painting another one with more of a wet on wet technique but I ran out of time.
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Thursday, September 18, 2008

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One of my favorites.

IF - Island

I'm constantly trying to reduce my illustrations to the purest representation of my personal philosophy.  This is my latest experiment....Back to the drawing board.  Also, I'm having such a difficult time getting my scanner to pick up all of the detail in my watercolors.  If you saw the original you wouldn't recognize it next to the scanned and edit image:(
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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

IF - Clutter

This is the clutter we have twice a day. I like Elmo peeking out of the toy box:)

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

No. 14

Another good shell for watercolor painting.
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No. 13

A piece of coral. Color on screen is very different then what the color is on paper.
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No. 12

These asymmetrical shells with small splashes of color are my favorite because they are really good for watercolor painting.
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No. 11

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No. 10

I was too impatient with the little piece that sticks up in the middle of the shell so it came out looking like a blob:(
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No. 9

I like the dark shells.
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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

IF- Memories

I got the idea for this image after I did a quick comic image in Japanese print style.  Seeing all of the black birds in the prints I researched reminded me of my childhood in Colorado.  I would play all day in the cat tail lined creek behind our house, busy chasing crawdads I never noticed the beauty of the red wing black birds sitting on top the cat tails.  Somehow that image was lodged in my mind and seeing the crows in the japanese prints unlocked that hidden memory.  This was my second attempt...I have a new appreciation for the beauty and simplicity of the Japanese prints.

No. 8

Better than yesterday.  I don't think I captured the uniqueness of this shell, the asymmetrical dot pattern.  I am constantly surprised at how different the paintings look on the computer vs. the actual painting.  I adjust the image in Photoshop to get the color close to the painting but the 'feel' of the image is so different on the screen.

No. 7

No story.  My least favorite shell yet.