A Shadow of Former Glory

My first watercolor for 2019. An old farmhouse in the hills southwest of Delphos, Kansas. The photos below show the house 100 years or so ago and the sad state it is in now.

New Stuff

I haven't posted anything in a while. Been working on speeding up my work and I have become more and more interested in Plein Air painting, as is everyone. Nothing like jumping onto a trend. I'm looking at the long game. Something to do in retirement in a few years. I have seen some benefits …

Time for a change

I have been on a website update kick for myself and a local non-profit for the last month. So now I need to do some new work to post or at least catch up on work I haven't yet posted. This seems to be a vicious circle. Hope you like the new look.

Travels

I spent the early summer working on some watercolors in preparation for a faculty exhibition this fall at Truman. Mostly subject matter of locations I have visited recently. Now back to working on digital skills.  

Scenes from abroad

The spring semester is about to begin at Truman Sate and I'm posting a few more of my watercolors from last semester that I neglected to post to my blog. Two are scenes from a trip to Scotland I took a couple of years ago and one from Tokyo, Japan where my oldest daughter lives.

Landscapes

We have moved on to watercolor landscapes in illustration class this week. Landscapes are a bit more challenging than birds and it takes practice to pull them off. Actually, I just tell the students that landscapes are a bitch and they take a lot of practice. They believe me. Here is today's demo, a little …