25″ x 31″ Watercolor on paper, white mat, light wood frame.
I started this painting by pouring watercolor paint and then building up areas with a brush. The white lupine pedals were masked before I started, so the white of the paper would become the flowers
Garden Series #8 25″ x 36″ Watercolor on paper. White mat and light wood frame.
Part of the garden series. I watched this front yard garden grow every year for a few years when I lived in Sunnyvale, Ca. This garden inspired a number of on location paintings and paintings from reference photos. The lady that owned this property had a wonderful green thumb.
Watercolor painting of a white dahlia. The simple elegance of nature always inspires.
Chair Shadows II, 20″ x 26″, Watercolor on paper. White mat and light wood frame.
“From the Garden” series of watercolor paintings. I found this chair sitting on a patio at the Filoli Mansion in San Mateo County, CA. As you can tell, it was a bright sunny day, and the shadow the old metal chair cast was truly spectacular. I had to capture it in painting. The painting was originally the full seat of the chair with the shadow. My studio mate suggested I cut the paper so there was only half of the seat showing. By doing this, the shadow became the focal point, as was my intent!
30″ x 36″ Watercolor on paper. Light wood frame.