Pears

Color strategy exercise with the wonderful Anita Lehmann.

(7″ x 5″ soft pastel on watercolor paper)
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Big Isle Tourists

Don’t you just love the look of happy tourists? Goofy, giddy, and hanging out far from their mainland commitments.

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(3″ x 5″ pen & ink with watercolor wash on paper)
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Milky Again

This is the sweeter side of Milky … when he’s asleep.

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(3″ x 5″ pen & ink with watercolor wash on paper
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Pumpkin Still Life

Juggling, omitting , and resizing whatever elements she wants in her painting is the artist’s prerogative. Powerful fun.

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reference photo
painting

(20″ x 13″ watercolor on paper)
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Abstract

This is another Anita Lehmann assignment from The Beauty of Composition. Learning to trust composition grid and golden rectangle.

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Who doesn’t love black • white • red in a shared field?

(8″ x 13″ ink on Shizen watercolor paper)
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Nemeses

Are you feeling bombarded by conflict? News. Talk shows. Sports. It’s on every screen and every device every day all day. I think it’s really getting to all of us. Take a deep breath and hug yourselves. We’re all in this together.

Mueller v. Barr
Trump v. Pelosi
Nadal v. Djokovic

(each sketch: 3″ x 5″ pen and ink)
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Interior

This is from one of Anita Lehmann‘s wonderful assignments in her online class The Beauty of Composition. She had us cutting up photographs, choosing what to eliminate, choosing what to keep, moving bits around the composition, changing pressure for depth emphasis, and generally getting down and dirty with charcoal.

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(10″ x 8″ charcoal on paper)

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