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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NEW CLASSES AT THE SMITHSONIAN ON ZOOM

White line Woodcuts

 sold out for March 2021! 

But it’s coming back this summer, check this space or the Smithsonian Associates catalog for the exact date and time.

Gyotaku: The Japanese Art of Printing with Fish

 May 8, 10 -1 PM

Gyotaku Hawaiian Style 

If you’ve taken the first class, come on back and learn how to add color to your prints!

May 15, 10 – 1PM

Handprints: Printing on Fabric with Natural Materials

June 5, 10 – 1 PM

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LOOKING AHEAD TO THE FUTURE

Nature monotypes and hand printed clothing at the Marblehead Arts Association juried show.

Nature leaves shirt

Opening postponed. You’ll find the Marblehead Arts Association in the Hooper Mansion, 8 Hooper St.  Marblehead, MA

 

CURRENTLY SHOWING AT

Happy Isles Art | Yosemite National Park,  California

Yosemite Art and Nature Center