Sunday, February 17, 2019

Flowers in Gouache

In the past, I have not been too fond of painting flowers but I have this lovely still life on my kitchen table and have taken on the challenge. This time I focused in on a section that had high contrast. Using its' negative shapes to create the little flowers. Painted in Gouache.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Still Life - Flowers in Watercolor

Practicing flower painting from life in watercolor. This is a section of my Valentine Bouquet.

I started with a contour sketch.

The flowers.

Practice. What have I got to lose?

Friday, February 15, 2019

Casein sketch of Crow

This was my first time using casein. I have struggled to learn gouache and decided to give casein a try. My son gave me a nice set of James Gurney Shiva Paints (set of 6) and it was a good introduction using this medium. This painting sketch painting was done from a photograph.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Neighbors en plein air

This small gouache is a plein air sketch of my neighbor's house.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Sketchbook Pages 13-24

These are pages 13-24 of my current sketchbook. The pages mostly contain exercises from a Charles Reid DVD I have been watching. I also have some gouache practice sketches in this video.

Monday, February 11, 2019


Painting my scissors for more gouache practice.