Friday, November 17, 2023

Red-Breasted Nuthatch


pastel  12"x16"

Saturday, July 29, 2023

Some Owls

 I've been working on watercolors (with a little gouache) of 12 species of North American owls. Each owl is 4"x4" inches, and are painted on one sheet of paper (see them all at the end). Thanks for looking!

Great Horned Owl

Flammulated Owl

Long Eared Owl

Great Gray Owl

Barred Owl

Saturday, January 14, 2023

Split Complementary Sunset

oil on canvas mounted on board 11.25"x12"

I painted this New Mexico sunset scene using a split complementary palette of Ultramarine Blue, yellow- orange (a mix of Cadmium Yellow and Cadmium Orange) and red-orange (a mix of Cadmium Orange and Cadmium Red). These three piles of paint plus white kept my focus on the balance of warm and cool rather than trying to copy the colors exactly. It was fun and I'm already thinking of trying other split-complementary palettes!