This is a portrait of my grand daughter Morgan. It is one of my first attempts using egg tempera done on an 8″ x 10″ Clay Board panel. I”m happy with the egg tempera medium in that for me it combines the properties that I like of both water color and oil painting.
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 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.
This is a portrait of my grand daughter Maggie done in carbon dust on paper, 6″ x 10″. The technique is used extensively in scientific illustration but I find it works equally well for rendering the subtle value changes in portraiture. Wolff’s carbon pencils were used to make a fine powder of carbon that was applied by brush to Strathmore 500 series velum surface bristol.