Ocean Sunset

I cropped off the bottom three inches on this piece because it did not add anything to the painting. I wanted the focus to be on the reflected light on the ocean in the distance. One always has to remember the focal point.  I like it better now and it has sold.


Early Evening Light

Trying to catch the early evening light for a tonalist effect on the landscape in this watercolor. I started with an underglaze of raw sienna followed by burnt sienna and indigo for the sky. The foreground is burnt sienna and French ultramarine. Had to do quite a few glazes for the sky to get that dusky look. Size: 13" x 10"


Lone Pine

The hills around Marin County turn a lovely wheaten color in summer. I have been trying to find ways to reflect them in an impressionist or atmospheric way in my watercolors.  Need a lot of practice still. I used burnt sienna, raw sienna Payne's grey and some sepia indian ink for the tree and darks. Also used granulation medium for the hill textures.