Monday, February 27, 2012

3 More Poured Watercolors...

I started these while at watercolor painting class on Wednesday night.  I had hoped to get in a bike ride on Saturday but with wind gust of 61mph I opted out.  Winds like that and bicycling do not mix.  Thus, I found myself indoors, working on poured watercolors during a Saturday afternoon instead of the planned bike ride.  But that was okay and I still had fun.  I really do enjoy doing poured watercolors.  I used the same colors on all three of these pours-- yellow orche, meduim cadium red, and phthalo blue.  It made it easier for paint mixing and pouring.  I welcome any feedback you may have and here they are...
"Breaking Dawn"; Poured Watercolor on 9" x 12" Cold Press Paper.
"In Bloom"; Poured Watercolor on 9" x 12" Cold Press Paper.
"Garden Wall"; Poured Watercolor on 9" x 12" Cold Press Paper.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Poured Watercolor Scenes

This month in Colleen Reynold's watercolor painting class we are focusing on poured watercolors.  We are using the Leslie Redhead's method of poured watercolors.  The poured watercolors I've been working on this prior week are all from photos I took this last summer up in Helena, MT.  While there for the 100 Helena Bike Ride, I went sight seeing in the picturesque downtown area.  Here's poured watercolor versions of the downtown area....
"Sole Sister's Clock"; Poured Watercolor on 8.5" x 10.5" Hot Pressed Paper
"Barne's Jewelry"; Poured Watercolor on 9" x 12" Cold Pressed Paper.
I'm finding I still need to work on my mid-value ranges in the poured watercolors.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

"Road Warrior 2- The Sly One"

This is the 2nd painting of the Road Warrior series.  I refer to this one as "The Sly One".  It's his expression that makes me think he is sly.  I imagine him as the cool confident type that has a game plan figured out for the entire bike race.  He uses the down hills and those pace lines to his advantage.  Then, at last minute he pulls out all stops and sprints to the finish line.  Here he is "The Sly One"....
"Road Warrior 2- The Sly One"; A Poured Watercolor on 12" x 16" Hot Press Paper.
 Meanwhile, I've been referring to the first of the Road Warrior Series as " Building Anger".  He looks like he's near the end of the bike race and he's trying to use his anger as a final push to the finish line.  Even more amazing to me is that the first one has sold and the paint isn't even dry!  Let me know what you think of the title.  Here's "Road Warrior 1"...
"Road Warrior 1- Building Anger"; An oil on 12" x 24" Canvas- Sold!

Monday, February 13, 2012

"Road Warrior 1"- An Oil Painting

I put the finishing details of this painting on early Sunday afternoon, while working on poured watercolor.  A couple weeks ago I went over to a cycling friend's house and had him pose with helmet and glasses.  I took about 20 photos and am considering doing a bit of series of these.  I'm really rather having fun with doing some cycling paintings as I imagine some of you have noticed a BIT of a trend at late.  But here's the first of the "Road Warrior" paintings. 
"Road Warrior 1"; An Oil Painting on 12" x 24" Canvas

Friday, February 3, 2012

Now Showing...

Now you can see a couple of my artworks at a local bike shop!  The piece below and another can be viewed in person at Beehive Bicycles in Salt Lake City. 

"Dialed In on the Bonneville Shoreline"
Poured Watercolor on 7" x 11" Paper
I invite all of my cycling friends to go check out my artwork and this wonderful new cycling shop located in the 15th and 15th neighborhood. They feature the brands of Pivot, Surly, Spot Ajax, Ritchey and BOO.  I tell you I'm rather enamored with the BOO bike and don't be surprised if that's my next new bike!