With the outbreak of the COVID19 panic, my classes have transitioned from hybrid courses to totally online. It wasn’t a big leap since I’m already set up and using Google Classroom and the students are already accustomed to posting their work digitally. So, all is good. I’m spending time throughout the day watching for projectContinue reading “Social Distancing and Distance Learning”
I’m teaching two foundation art classes this semester, both observation based (still life and figure) with a range of media. So, of course I’m working with watercolor in class, demonstrating technique.
Been working on Landscapes and Skyscapes.
A couple of new watercolors from scenes in Sicily and Japan.
A couple of winter scenes of barns along highway 36 in Missouri.
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.
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 benefitsContinue reading “New Stuff”
About nine years ago as I was settling in as chair for the art department, I realized I wasn’t getting much done creatively. Other than a few freelance book cover designs, I was not producing at a level I wanted. My gouache technique was too time intensive for the time I had available. Fortunately, muchContinue reading “Images from class”
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.