Monday, January 31, 2011

The Bustling Seashore - Original Watercolor Painting

Here's a new painting of a busy seashore - plenty of boats to play with.  This scene is out of my imagination.  There aren't too many locations like this left in the U.S. - most of our seashore is now taken over by swimming-only beaches and yacht moorings.  This scene is from a simpler, gentler time.

If you'd like to purchase this 11" x 15" original watercolor painting for $200 including shipping within the United States, please visit my website  You can see additional paintings that are for sale on this website, as well as on my other website

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

A Fine Day for Sailing - Original Watercolor Painting

Another new painting on the home page of my website  This is based on a boat I saw this past summer in Nova Scotia.  It seemed that sailing was very big there.

If you're interested in buying this painting, you can purchase it on for $200 including shipping within the United States.  It is a quarter-sheet: 15 x 11".

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Fly Fishing - Original Watercolor Painting

Here's a watercolor painting I just posted on the home page of my main website  I've not yet exhibited this piece in any gallery.  It shows a fly fisherman on a big river, dwarfed by the autumn trees and foliage that surround him.  It's 15 x 22" unframed, and available for purchase on my website for $300 including shipping within the U.S.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Step-By-Step Painting Demo

This is a set of images of my painting The Old Guard, #54 posted last week on my Weekly Watercolor website.  This watercolor painting is small - only 7.5 x 11".

I started with a very simple drawing.  The next step was to paint the sky and the first wash on the water.  When this was dry, I added the distant landscape and the boat on the horizon.  Next, I painted the major shapes of the main boats, and put another wash on the water to deepen its value.  I brushed in the boat reflections while the water wash was still wet.  Finally, I added the details of the rigging.

I hope you have found this interesting, whether you're a painter yourself or an art collector.  If you would like to join me to paint, my next watercolor workshop is scheduled for June in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas.  Go to to learn more.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Four Paintings Added to Website

I just added four of my large, full-sheet watercolor paintings to my website   All of these are available via a 1-click PayPal button.  I've posted one here, titled Covered Bridge, that costs $400 including shipping within the U.S.