August 19, 2019

As an artist, can you tell me how tall this figure is?  I painted this standing model and her portrait as a demonstration for my Go Figure: Painting People in Watercolor Class  at the Art Students League of Denver.  The colors I used to mix her skin tones are cadmium r...

August 12, 2019

Autumn and Indian Summer in the mountains are exciting times for an artist.  The sunlight is gorgeous as it comes through the trees and lights up the fall colors.  This painting was done in  Steamboat Springs and I am heading up there this week to teach a plein air wor...

August 12, 2019

Today was the last day of my Botanic Gardens Watercolor Workshop and I would like to thank everyone who came out to paint with me.  The gardens are gorgeous and our only difficulty was choosing among all the beautiful possibilities.  We painted sunflowers, hollyhocks,...

August 12, 2019

I spotted these hollyhocks while wandering through Denver Botanic Gardens and decided to use them to frame the left side of my composition.  They draw you into the painting where you discover the other flowers and the two human figures.  Because of the attention to det...

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