I was looking for something to paint in a watercolor paint color called “Rose Opera” – my blooming amaryllis this January was the perfect topic. This paint is often called “fugitive” (as most roses are) because of poor lightfastness. In my own light tests, I have NOT found deterioration. This paint is by Windsor & Newton. My MaimeriBlu rose opera has also held up well. More comments at: http://www.handprint.com/HP/WCL/waterc.html
The painting will be on display at the Pewaukee, WI library in July, 2021 as part of the Lake Country Art & Garden show
Trying out a new watercolor board by Ampersand called Aquabord
The “Blue Day” on the lakefront. The water and sky was straight out of the tube that day
When the sun is at about 10 O’Clock high, the sparks fly. This is “Upper Park” on Lake Michigan in Port Washington
The challenge in “Looking Up” was to convey a backlit maple that was slightly wet
“One Cold Hand” – I spent the winter focusing on lighting and shadows. This was the best result. The dog found the glove in the park on a cold winter’s day.
“The Whistler” – Another favorite after studying shadows. This one from spotlighting efforts. This very loud teakettle was Ted’s – found at a thrift store. It’s marked “Mirro Company” on the bottom. Made in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.
“The Empty Chair” – these cast shadows have to be seen to try to emulate. You can’t make them up. Strong afternoon sun makes the coolest shadows.
“Sanibel Sundown” is portraying lowlight, putting the sandy beach into darkness and the sandpipers making their individual shadows before all the light is lost
“Tulip Royalty” – This bunch displays backlighting – made from a lamp on a dreary February day. Tulips from Pick and Save – $5
From a team effort at a mural on the wall at Kirkland Medical Center
Gifted – Arizona Guard – Pastel