Exploratorius Redux

Atelier Aquarell & Fotografie

Tag Archives: Painting

Blowing Snow In The San Juans

0

Looking toward the headwaters of Cement Creek
Silverton, Colorado — July 2018
Watercolor on 4″x 6″ paper

One of the things I like about art is that it can be done anytime, anywhere.  Below is the original photo I shot of our old property in Colorado over a decade ago, and I used it as the basis for the above watercolor painting last weekend.

When I was a teenager doing art, this watercolor would have driven me mad — as it doesn’t look exactly like the photograph, it’s not realistic enough.  And now?  Now I love being able to selectively edit an image and paint it however I wish.

Looking toward Tower Mountain
Silverton, Colorado — June 2007
Fujifilm FinePix F31fd + 36-108mm

More From The Love Letter Series

2

Sunset on the Bay
Central Maryland — September 1989
Watercolor on 4″x 6″ paper

Sunrise For My Sweetheart

2

Sunrise
Central Maryland — August 1989
Watercolor on 4″x 6″ paper

Another watercolor painting from one of my love letters to Cindy.

Feed Me… In Watercolor

0

Williams Feed (from one of my photos)
Dillon, Montana — May 2018
Watercolor on 4″x 6″ paper

Cindy saw me painting this image last Saturday and laid claim to it, so I — gentleman that I am — gave it to her on Sunday morning, as yet another watercolor love letter.  And the source?  Both are side-by-side below. Continue Reading →

Passionate Period

2

Sunset
Central Maryland — November 1989
Watercolor on 4″x 6″ paper

A watercolor painting from another of my love letters to Cindy.

Watercolor Abstract

4

Abstract
Central Maryland — December 1989
Watercolor on 4″x 6″ paper

Another painting from one of my love letters to Cindy.  I sent these to her on a fairly regular basis, though I have only a handful that we have kept over the years.

Not all of my paintings were of real objects; sometimes I’d just play with the interactions of color and keep those that I liked — like this one

For My Sweetheart

0

Crocuses
Central Maryland — May 2018
Watercolor on 4″x6″ paper

I’m still getting back into the watercolor painting groove, but was pleased with this quick sketch of spring crocuses from earlier in the week. Continue Reading →

Windsurfing Sunrise

0

En plein air sunrise
Buxton, North Carolina — July 1989
Watercolor on paper — 4″ x 6″

One of the many benefits of having a portable watercolor field kit is being able to paint whenever the fancy strikes, such as this one.

My brother came out to visit me from the west coast, and we dashed down to the Outer Banks of North Carolina for some windsurfing at Canadian Hole, a wonderfully protected area just south of Buxton.  We camped overnight, and — like always — I woke up early.  While waiting for my brother to roll out of his sleeping bag, I painted this sunrise image en plein air for Cindy, to send her in a letter.