Red Tree, watercolor, 7"x5"

Red Tree, watercolor, 7″ x 5″

As the days here in the northern hemisphere shorten, the trees are beginning to change colors and drop their leaves.  This is an imaginary tree, formed by splattering yellow, red and blue pigments on the paper and then misting the paper to let the colors run together.  I’m never sure how the tree will turn out!  After the “foliage” is dry, I come back in, painting the sky, ground, and finding where the branches and trunk show through the leaves.


120 Paintings

  • “It takes 120 bad paintings to know something about painting.”  –  Larry Seiler as quoted by Jeff Mahorney in his blog
  • Each painting is small in format and should be completed in about an hour or less.
  • My goals are to improve my technique, to paint faster, and to gain experience with a variety of subjects.