Friday, April 26, 2013
This is the result of my work with David Lobenbergs workshop. David has given me a new way to experience the watercolors. He's a great teacher if you get the chance to paint with him. 11"x14" now available at my Etsy Shop BillsArtshop.etsy.com
Thursday, April 25, 2013
This a watercolor (11"x14") from a photo I took in Bath, England. A pretty fascinating town in the southern part of England where the Romans developed natural springs for the legions to get clean and relax after a hard day of raping and pillaging. The baths are still in use after two thousand years which has a lot to say about the Romans engineering and building techniques.
Monday, April 15, 2013
What I saw..... What I painted....... The great thing about painting as opposed to photography is, with a painting you can be selective and leave out things you don't want in the scene, like a building or light post, or add something you think might be interesting or could add to the scene.
Sunday, April 7, 2013
A block from where we live is a little stream and marshland that I walk by almost every morning and I finally took the time to do a little plien air painting of the area. This is the view from a small bluff of the winding stream with blue vetch in the foreground. The California Poppies and lots of wildflowers are blooming so I'll be back for more painting. I spent about an hour getting this on canvas and made a few color changes when I got home. This is an 8" X 10" Oil on canvas panel. If you'd like a print of this go to http://1-william-reed.fineartamerica.com/