Watercolor + Acrylic Paintings

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Why I start or stop a theme is often mysterious to me. Often ideas go on much longer than I expect them to; as I get comfortable with an image, I start varying its color, value and even the medium. Right now I’m developing the Yosemite series in acrylic, gouache, watercolor and white line woodcut and, from time to time, I return to the Microscope and 36 Flower series because I see a microscope or flower that is irresistible.

The paintings you see here are selections from my overall work.  Most are available for sale as originals or as giclees, archival quality prints.  Please send an email if you’d like to inquire about a painting.

Yosemite and the west

[under construction]

36 flowers

Your favorite flower might not be here, but it could be! I paint this ongoing series in acrylic and latex house paint on hardboard. Each painting measures 20 x 16 inches.

Historic microscopes

Bases on my drawings of historical microscopes in the National Museum of Health and Medicine in Washington, D.C. Painted on Yupo, a plastic surface, using watercolor paint: the water flows randomly and dries slowly.  These microscopes had a show at the museum as well as at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD and the Lombardi Cancer Center at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC.

Watercolor still life and landscapes

A selection of paintings of all sizes, from sketchbook size to 22 x 30 inches in watercolor and gouache on paper and Yupo.

 

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SMITHSONIAN CLASSES ON ZOOM

The Sketchbook Habit: The art of everyday life

Jan. 22, Feb. 5, Feb. 19, 2022

 10 AM — 1 PM

Gyotaku: the Japanese art of printing fish

Feb. 20, 2022

Gyotaku II

… returns April 23, 2022.

White-line woodcut

…returns May 7, 2022

Fabric printing with natural materials

…returns May 21, 2022

 

CURRENTLY SHOWING

Happy Isles Art | Yosemite National Park,  California

Yosemite Art and Nature Center

 

FREE DOWNLOAD: PRINT LEAVES WITH WATERCOLOR

 

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