Tuesday, December 31, 2013

No this is not a painting it is a woodblock print-oil base ink on cotton fabric. It is from my body of work over the last forty years. I teach woodblock printing at Pt Reyes Seashore Field Institute, Sorensen's Resort(in Sierras of CA) and Laguna Foundation, CA.
Artists often refer to their older works as OLD. Old is not the way friends, patrons or collectors see the image. Ring in the New Year and bring the OLD too! Beauty is timeless.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Here is an oil from my "Impressionism Unraveled" class at Pt Reyes National Seashore. I demonstrated adding Monet's secret color lavender at the end of the painting.
Impressionism is about the color of light, not the actual color of objects up close to your eye-green leaves, green trees, green grass, etc
Water lily pads are green but the glare of the sun makes them appear the color of white light. Using naples yellow works! Here is the watercolor demo.