Late evening in the park
I painted this watercolor painting of our local park at dusk the other night after my daughter and I took the dog out on an evening walk. The sky was unexpectedly clear and the light was fading, but there was a lot of color in the sky. I used a pencil, a Uniball Vision pen,…
Looking down The Law
Here is a recent landscape watercolor painting of a hill called The Law in Scotland. Going down The Law, one of the hills in the Ochil Hills range, was the best part of my recent hike up Ben Cleuch. After getting to the top of Ben Cleuch, we slowly descended down The Law and the…
The garden bed
An abstract watercolor painting combining a few different images from the past summer.
Vivian’s first day of school
Similar to what I did for Sam, I made a little portrait of Vivian from her first day of school. She loves that her hair looks a little reddish/purple as she really wants to dye her hair. Oh, and shave it on one side to get it swooping over the other. 🙄 I used a…
Rubee in the field
A little watercolor landscape, this time with the dog. Her sitting while in a field is a rare occurrence indeed. The texture and pattern of the grass was something I wanted to work on a bit on this. I wanted it to appear flat like the hillside makes it look, not stretching off into the…
Sam’s first day of school
A little portrait of Sam from his first day of school. He changed his hairstyle up for his first day of school and so far, it is very important to keep it that way.
Partick bridge, the River Kelvin
A little painting from our recent walk around Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Park on a random day where we took the train and underground into the city with no destination in particular. This scene is of the Partick bridge spanning the River Kelvin with the tower of Glasgow University in the background. Beautiful spot.
My wife says this one was really creepy. Maybe. Yeah, probably. I was inspired to add the ominous background based on the artist John Brosio’s paintings: https://johnbrosio.com/paintings/
I did a little figure drawing practice yesterday during a work call and tried out some new Derwent Graphitint watercolors. Nice change from my super-bright Inktense kits.
I recently got out to explore a new park, the Chatelherault Country Park, in Hamilton, Scotland, and it was a great experience. I took inspiration from that to paint this memory of the river Avon that runs through the park. As usual, I started this with a line drawing using pencile and pen: Then, I…