Thursday, December 24, 2020

Happy holidays!

First of all, thanks for tuning into my blog.  This year has been one of those super challenging years when I thought I had everything planned out only to have all those plans turned upside down during the pandemic.  It actually turned out to be a good thing because it opened new opportunities that I would not have been looking for had it not been for this years events. As a kid my mom used to tell me when times seem dark, look for the silver lining. 

These are the brushes I work with pictured with a pen for size comparison purposes.  Well there you have it, the secret behind all of my paintings... along with cotton paper (hot and cold press) and excellent watercolor paint.  Everything I use is archival quality.  

Hopefully it won't be too much longer before I can get out there traveling to our national parks again and back to working on the series I had started before all this bruhaha started.  I'm working on a plan A and plan B (and a plan C just in case) for when it's possible to go safely.   

Stay safe and think positive. 

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Another home portrait commission


I had several home portraits in various stages of completion so I’m trying to finish them before the holidays - making for LONG days. Watercolor with gouache highlights on cotton paper.  

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

For the holidays

The colors are not actually this "perky" - my scanner seems to be having issues with the green/red combinations and is skewing the colors. I tried taking a picture of it with my cell phone and decided it must be those particular color combinations that are a challenge because that version is way off too on the other end of the spectrum. I thought maybe it's the inside lights. Nope, even outside it's off too. It's really not neon-ish green, nor does the red jump off the page like this. So consider this a facsimile. Watercolor commission for the holidays. 

#watercolor #homeportrait #bonnywagoner

Tuesday, December 1, 2020