Monday, August 12, 2013

Have been looking at and tweaking this watercolor for a couple weeks and am ready to call it finished.  This is Bill Torrey and his dog Levi in the spring, sharpening the saw.  Mount Abraham is in the background.

I like that this watercolor needed a real variety of technique: wet into wet for the mountain blues, dry brush for the foreground leaf litter and dried grass and a lot of detail, both wet and dry, for the two figures and the trees.  The subtlety of the color and the harshness of the midday light challenged me.

Happy belated birthday to the logger!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Touch Wood in a Japanese Forest 森の木琴

I came across this randomly and share it here for your delight.  Odd, wonderful and wood, even if it has an advertising motive.  I hope you enjoy it.