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.

Golden Hands western end

Golden Hands West – Watercolor, August 2005

Watercolor study of the Golden Hands canal in Bruges Belgium from the western end. Preparation for an oil painting. August 2005. 23 x 30.5 cm. or 9 1/16 x 12 1/64 inches

Golden Hands east

Golden Hands East – Watercolor, July 2005

Watercolor study of the eastern end of the Golden Hands canal as preparation for an oil painting. July 2005. 23 x 30.5 cm or 9 x 12 inches. SOLD.