Lobed Arches: Painting in Marrakech

Lobed Arches: Painting in Marrakech

I want to share some of my watercolors from my recent trip to Marrakech with you. There are quite a few, so I thought to share them just a few at a time to better enjoy them and to tell their individual stories. The Lobed Arch, Marrakech 10 x 8″ Watercolor on Paper SOLD The […]

Feature Article on Color Harmony

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017 in Articles, Plein Air Practical Technical, Rome | One Comment
Feature Article on Color Harmony

I am happy to share with you a feature article I wrote for the UK magazine The Artist. The article is for painting geeks and is entitled, “Color Harmony in the Split Primary Palette.” What that means is how to use a simple palette of just 6 primary colors to create harmony in your paintings. […]

Day 29: Know Thy Materials

Posted by on Feb 1, 2017 in Cityscapes, Rome, Watercolor | No Comments
Day 29: Know Thy Materials

Well, materials are more important than we think. The more I paint the more I become what some might call “picky”, but really it is more like specific. What I mean is in today’s painting the paper. I hate this paper! I don’t want to sound like a royal party pooper, but for the way […]

Day 28: Take the Challenge

Posted by on Jan 31, 2017 in Rome, Watercolor | No Comments
Day 28: Take the Challenge

Today’s painting was all about doing what I am not sure I can manage, just go ahead and take the challenge. And why not? What is there to loose? Nothing actually. There is only gain in doing things that are difficult, especially the ones you’re not exactly sure how to do. What I am talking […]

Day 27: Those Roman Arches

Posted by on Jan 30, 2017 in Cityscapes, Plein Air Paintings, Rome, Watercolor | 2 Comments
Day 27: Those Roman Arches

So I am a few days behind on posting here to the blog, but I assure you that I have been out painting! This was painted at one of my favorite places near my house, a huge intersection where Ancient meets modern Rome, called Porta Maggiore, or “The Large Gate”. The Aqueduct, Porta Maggiore Watercolor […]

Day 26: Look Up!

Posted by on Jan 26, 2017 in Cityscapes, Plein Air Paintings, Rome, Watercolor | One Comment
Day 26: Look Up!

One of the best parts of living in a city is looking up, especially in Rome. Romans loved to build larger than life temples, causing us to feel tiny, even in their aftermath some 2,000 years later. In today’s painting, done at the Theater of Marcellus, I wanted to give the sense of looking up […]

Day 25: Fountains, Water & Sky

Posted by on Jan 25, 2017 in Plein Air Paintings, Rome, Watercolor | No Comments
Day 25: Fountains, Water & Sky

There are a few subjects that I adore and that I come back to time and time again. This fountain in the park near my studio is one of those subjects. I think I go back to it over and over because it is so complex- the drawing, the water, the light is different each […]