This painting of a bear turning into Honeycomb is unique in the Studio. I have never fixed a watercolor with wax before. One of my good friends suggested it as a way to fix and supercharge a watercolor. I had this beeswax on hand which I had helped harvest with my bee keeping mentor Delchi. I left thick wax at the bottom of the painting for context and texture. I love that it smells like honey.
This painting of a Buffalo standing in front of a field of wind generators borders on a bit of a new direction for me. More sparse. The first shows development of under color. Second is the final painting. It is about 15 layers.
Well, The year sure goes by fast. And I always feel a little guilty about my very random blogging. But as you know if you follow this, I don’t always have something to say. This year yielded many fun moments. Three Mash up events with the Colorado Music Festivle. A highlight for me was getting to meet Storm Large. Beautiful and tallented singer. Me left, Storm and my good friend Phil.
“April Showers” A modestly abstracted celebration of Bull riding rodeo is also a metaphorical pronouncement to do one’s best when life deals you lemons. Hang on for the lemonade!
This is installment one of “April Showers”, a painting which merges Western Rodeo with the emotional feelings of riding out hard times.
The painting is a watercolor 2.5’x5.0′ I sketched it in pencil then blocked in some color then gave it a once over with gesso. It created a nice starting point.