Tuesday, October 30, 2012

34th St. and 8th Ave. - watercolor

I decided to re-paint the New York City watercolor I posted a couple of weeks ago. This is a larger and I think, a bit more finesed version (12"x16"). I'm still trying to capture the hustle and bustle and colors of the city that doesn't sleep. I think I like this version better.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Obama's Benghazi Debacle

                                             Bin Laden's dead and al qaeda is alive and well in Libya.
                                          That about sums up President Obama's foreign policy record.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Monday, October 8, 2012

Empire State Building on 5th Ave. N.Y., N.Y.

I was browsing through the photos from our trip to the East Coast two years ago and liked this of the Empire State Building. The Big Apple is an amazing city with 8 million people during the day. Most of the people in Manhatten go home after work to the surrounding areas of New Jersey, Brooklin, etc. and come back the next day. This is my take on the crazy busy-ness and colors of the city.
Watercolor on 140lb. Arches paper

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Painted Lady - 2

                                   Another Victorian Painted Lady on Alameda Island, Ca.
I'm  not sure if this is a Victorian or was built after 1901. The later ones were called Queen Anne's .

Monday, October 1, 2012

Plein air in Davis, Ca. at the Great California Paintout

This past Saturday I went to Davis, Ca. to paint with at least one hundred other artists during the "Great California Paintout". There were people all over the town with their easels set up painting away, and I was one of them. This little house on First Street caught my eye so I gave it my best shot. I'm not used to painting outside so it was a challenge to me. I really enjoyed my self and will paint "en plein air" more often.