Tuesday, July 29, 2008
This beautiful old pharmacy is located on the south end of King Street in Charleston, S. C. Originally, I intended to do an oil painting of this subject, but it seems to lend itself more to a lithograph because of the subtleness of the tones in the building. I couldn't achieve the bright colors needed in the incongruous neon lights with watercolor, so I punched them up with Prismacolor.
Monday, July 28, 2008
This is one of two pieces of poppy fields from which I have made giclee's. By printing these on canvas and adding texture with a polymer jell medium, they are nearly undistinguishable from the originals. These fields were in the foothills of North Carolina, near Morganton.
Friday, July 25, 2008
I was captivated by the detail in so many of the buildings in Charleston, S. C. Here, I cropped off the bottom of the image to get rid of the automobiles and other modern distractions and draw your eye to detail in the architecture.
This is taken from a black and white photograph I shot in 1993. I created this piece by making a digital lithograph and printing it on 300 lb. Arches cold press watercolor paper.
I then hand color the image using watercolors.
Painting "The Steeple Chase" was taking much longer than expected and I felt like I just needed to finish something. I was able to finish this painting rather quickly because of it's simplicity. After this painting was done, I felt like diving back in to "The Steeple Chase".