“An acrylic underlay of yellow with a rose wash gives the early evening glow to this snow scene.”
While working with collage at a workshop in Creede, CO, we first went outside to sketch. I chose the branches of a low hanging tree for the pattern of the rice paper underlay. I went on to define the branches and the feel of water below with watercolor and acrylic.
“I did this painting with our ‘3 Artists, 2 Colors, 1 World’ theme in mind and using a favorite subject. I love the smooth, undulating and often conjoined trunks of Crepe Myrtle trees. I imagined this one on a moonlit, starlit night.”
While on a painting trip to Ireland, I used watercolor to render this thatch roof cottage at low tide in Ballybaughn. The inlet below the wall had layers of water, stones, seaweed and grasses that create horizontal layers of color and texture, my favorite part of this painting. Again, gouache help to give emphasis to the lights.