Tag Archives: watercolor

At the Farm Pond

3 Aug

I love these summer days.  Getting outside and enjoying some swimming, fishing, and floating on the water is especially nice when the humidity and temps are on the rise.  The best thing we did on our acreage was to add a farm pond.  We have had a lot of good times and building priceless memories when family and friends come to visit.  This is the inspiration for my handmade earthenware and glass sculpture, “At the Farm Pond”, 9 1/2″wide x 14″long x 4 1/2″high.

At the Farm Pond

Top view

Top view

close up view

close up view                                                                      

side view

side view 

Here is the pond I drew my inspiration from.  A little quieter at the pond today.

The farm pond

The farm pond

The Red Barn

The Red Barn

fishing fun

fishing fun

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Prairie Fire

17 Feb

Image

This watercolor, “Prairie Fire”, was the results of a watercolor method that is quite spontaneous.  It leaves an unintentional image on the paper that leaves the artist to decide what the next step will be to complete the work drawing with a marker.  It is very freeing, due to no thought out concept for the work.  It is also quite interesting what I may see one day in the watercolor to the next day.  It was a hot dry day last summer when I added the marks to the watercolor.  The area where I live was experiencing a drought, and I was listening to news reports about prairie and canyon fires.  With the warm colors and fire-like texture on the paper, I could see the dry, drought ridden plains with the sun beating down as I added the illustrated lines.