Sunday, May 22, 2016

Fixing mistakes in watercolor



A little disaster recovery in watercolor... Some dark color seeped under the drafting tape that was masking the right wing of this butterfly (top left) when I was painting the background. So I masked off the edges where I thought they should be with drafting tape (top right) and lightly rubbed the seepage off with a nylon bristle brush (bottom left) and blotted with a paper towel. This didn’t remove all the phthalo blue because it’s a staining pigment, but it got most of the black off. I actually re-masked the area and did this yet again to extend the wing tip a little further (bottom right). The paper doesn’t take repainting very well when it’s abused like this, but sometimes you can get away with a little dry brushing over the damage and nobody will notice (hopefully).

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Another small new work in progress

I'm not in a finishing kind of mood... This is the fourth watercolor I've started without finishing the other three. Hopefully I can wrap this up today...

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Dove in process

Hello birdy! Just getting started on a new watercolor...

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Revolution in the Making

Happening opening at the beautiful and huge new Hauser, Wirth & Schimmel gallery space in downtown LA this afternoon. The show is "Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women, 1947-2016"

Sunday, February 21, 2016

"What's Clear Now" opening reception

Thank you everyone who came to the opening reception for my solo show at George Billis Gallery in Los Angeles last night... Your participation made it a huge success! I really enjoyed talking to everyone at the opening, and thanks for all the great feedback! If you missed the opening, the exhibit continues through April 2 -- gallery hours are 10 am to 6 pm Tue - Sat. Have a fabulous week...

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Solo show at George Billis Gallery

Here's an installed view of the first non-watercolors I’ve exhibited anywhere in the last ten years. These oil paintings plus fourteen of my recent watercolors will be on view at George Billis Gallery in Los Angeles through April 2, 2016.



Here's a better installed view of "Waiting," oil on linen, 2016, 36 x 24 inches...