I thought it would be worth trying to see if I could replicate the viewpoint that I had when I painted the watercolor scene in the upper left en plein air back in 1989. Continue Reading →
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I spoke with my prostate surgeon two days ago and have since been processing what he shared with me, as it’s the classic good news / bad news report that you really never want to hear. And part of my way of dealing with it was to go down the the Tidal Basin in DC, and partake of the lovely cherry blossoms, which are currently at peak color (taking photos to use for later reference as the basis of watercolor paintings is my own special version of self-medicating). Continue Reading →
I recently announced here on my site that I was getting back into watercolor painting after a hiatus of nearly 25-years. When I initially posted that intent, I was just planning on doing my own thing and thought that I would likely share my finished work on an occasional basis.
However, as I’ve reacquainted myself with my tools and paints, and dug more and more into the subject again, I’ve come to realize that the art world as a whole is a completely different beast from when I last played in it so long ago. So I figured I’d share the joy, the pain, the fun, the frustration, the wonder, and the WTF moments of this old guy… whom is now the FNG (the Effing New Guy, in case you don’t know).
What follows is a little long-winded, so please bear with me.
It’s almost that time of year again — the cherry blossoms are about to bloom in Washington, DC! They were forecast earlier to be at peak by March 22nd or 23rd, but the cold spell we’ve been having for the past week has slowed things down a bit, so they are expected to peak sometime next week — closer to March 27th or later.
We’ve been watching the local crabapple trees beginning to bud over the past few weeks and started keeping a very close eye on them in recent days, as these are our “indicator trees” — they usually pop just before the cherry trees begin blossoming down around the Tidal Basin in DC.
It won’t be long now, folks!