Category Archives: Watercolors

Watercolor on watercolor paper. I have used both hot pressed and cold pressed papers but generally prefer light exploratory washes on the flatter texture of a cold pressed paper. Thus the watercolors reproduced here – usually but not always – are done as studies for an oil painting. And since I use the companion B/W value study for statements of value contrasts for the painting, these watercolors tend to be light in range. This, along with my own capabilities, makes it extremely difficult to produce good quality photographs of them. For that reason I almost didn’t include them on this blog site but because they have always been an intrinsic part of my working process, I did. So, reproduction apologies, up front. The originals are better.

Farm on the Dammevaart – Watercolor, August 2013

Watercolor on paper. Study for an oil painting. August 2013. 30 x 59 cm. or 11 3/4 x 22 1/4 inches.