Seasons greetings with an illustration in water color on Arches hot press art board.
These five watercolor paintings were accepted into this year’s Colorado Plein Air Arts Fest juried show. I painted them this summer/fall in the front range foot hills near Golden CO. Each painting was completed 100% in the field.
The show will run from Nov. 18th through Dec. at the Denver Public Library in the 7th floor Vida Ellison Gallery.
This is a small study (5″ x 7″) of a water lily I did as a demonstration for the botanical landscape class I taught recently. It was done in about 45 min. in watercolor on a 5 x 8 Moleskine watercolor journal.
This is the small plastic box I use to hold the tools and materials for plain air watercolor painting. It’s 4.75″x6.75″x1.25″ and fits conveniently in a small messanger bag that holds the watercolor paper blocks and paint pallet.
The box holds: (top row, left to right) drafting pen for applying resist; graphite pencils for initial drawing; assorted brushes, rounds in # 1, 3, and 5, and flats in 1/4″ and 1/2″; watercolor pencils for adding detail and texture; (bottom row, left to right) clamps for holding pallet to support; pencil sharpener; erasures; and white gouache.
This plein air watercolor study is of one of the many colorful churches in San Miguel de Allende. I did this one last summer while down there teaching a Hummingbirds in Graphite drawing class. It’s done on an 8″x5″ Moleskine watercolor journal.