Masters Highlights, Watercolor

30 days and 50 Paintings: The works of Dan Mondloch

I came across a really good blog the other day, and another great painter of watercolor.  Thought I would share his latest blog post, which hit home for me. Many of us struggle with watercolor.  For me, it has been not only practicing to improve my technique, but understanding watercolor, how it works, the process… Continue reading 30 days and 50 Paintings: The works of Dan Mondloch

Masters Highlights, Watercolor Basics

My Masterclass with Dan Marshall – Second Day

So, today, we really began to get into the meat of watercolor painting.  We started the day with setting up my palette and discussing tones and color mixing.  The main focus today was tone, color mixing and composition. While getting some things ready in the studio, we discussed some watercolor history.  He gave me a… Continue reading My Masterclass with Dan Marshall – Second Day

Masters Highlights, Watercolor Basics

My Masterclass with Dan Marshall – First Day

So, as you well know, I flew to Colorado for a 4 day masterclass with Dan Marshall.  I arrived at his studio and was immediately taken by the space.  A large work area and many of his paintings hanging on the walls.  There are even a few Zbuckvic paintings adorned.  Conveniently, there is a coffee… Continue reading My Masterclass with Dan Marshall – First Day

Watercolor Project

Tanker Projects from The Port of Corpus Christi

Over the past 2 weeks, I've been plein air painting and focusing on a project to capture some of the port area around Corpus Christi, Texas.  One of my friends from facebook suggested I paint the Harbor Bridge, and another suggested the USS Lexington.  The USS Lexington CV-16 is immortalized in Corpus Christi Bay, South… Continue reading Tanker Projects from The Port of Corpus Christi

Watercolor Basics, Watercolor Project

Trying to Capture a Moment in the Pennsylvania Countryside

So, I was on TV watching Stone House Revival and saw this beautiful scene of a Buck's County Pennsylvania barn in the mist.  I loved the way the trees where off over the horizon in the distance.  It immediately caught my eye. I took some artistic license and began my drawing, concentrating on composition.  I… Continue reading Trying to Capture a Moment in the Pennsylvania Countryside