A new watercolor I did for some friends who just returned from their vacation, one stop being at this location. The photo was so beautiful I just had to watercolor it. That's the wife sitting on the stone wall.
This is my new rescue dog, Zelly. He is a Flat-coated Retriever commonly called a "Flattie". He is the most laid back dog I've ever seen (which I understand is typical of this breed). He never gets excited and easily obeys all commands. He is WONDERFUL!!! Of course I'm not prejudiced. I am showing a very quick watercolor of him at rest. It is also a trait of this breed that they sleep on their backs with their legs in the air (not very modest but cute). He does this quite often.
I finally have completed my watercolors to be exhibited at the Leslie Powell Gallery in Lawton, Oklahoma. There will be 22 pictures in all. Now, it is time to get back to doing some new blogs. Sorry I have been unable to post anything for some time. The Turquoise Highway Gate, located in New Mexico between Santa Fe and Madrid on the "Turqoiuse Highway".
This gate sits in the middle of nowhere and always gets a second glance from those that pass it. It is ancient and well rusted but stands as a beautiful testimony to the abundant types of art seen throughout the area. I painted this from a picture my wife took several years ago and a different view of it will be included in my upcoming show.
I want to apologize for a lack of any new blogs. I am in the process of preparing for my show in September and October at the Leslie Powell Gallery here in Lawton Oklahoma and I want the 20 to 30 paintings to be new and un-posted. I have a few new watercolors which I will be posting on this blog in the up-coming weeks and months. Please bear with me. Thanks.
OCEAN FURY A few weeks ago a friend posted a photo of a lighthouse during a strong storm and I thought it would make a great watercolor. Until recently my schedule hasn't allowed me to finish it. Here is the completed painting.
This morning I was trying out my "Inktense Watercolor Pencils" and I ended up with a sketch I titled "Beautiful Strata". They are fun to work with and as the name implies, they are "intense". This picture was drawn using every color pencil in the box along with ink.
In this sketch, I used Noodler's Golden Brown water-soluble ink and watercolors. I was experimenting with the ink because it is very close to the color of the granite outcrops in the area. The lake just above the falls is named Gondola Lake and Mt Scott can be seen in the background. The scene is as depicted across Medicine Creek from the creek walk.