Dots and Dashes

watercolour

Mixed media nudes

I like how watercolour pigments give a gentle wash to nudes however sometimes a crisp edge helps define the shape, these are watercolours with charcoal for definition.

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An Epic Journey

I’ve been a bit negligent with the upkeep of this blog however for good reason, I put my art work on the back burner and devoted the summer to a long sought destination…the Arctic Ocean in Northern Alaska by motorcycle. It was an incredible journey to a unique part of the continent filled with warm people, cool temperatures and thousands of miles of gravel road adventures. I can’t help but think that some essence of Alaska will find it’s way into my paintings, for now here are a few pictures of the trip of my lifetime.

Salmom Glacier, 22 miles of ice winding through the mountains.
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Top of the World Highway, spectacular remote views.
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Near McCarthey, southeast Alaska, my campsite beside the glacial river.
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Top of the Atigun Pass after climbing off the north slope and leaving the tundra behind.<a
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Prudhoe Bay, end of the Haul Road north, where the cold winds blow in off the Arctic Ocean and the sun shines at midnight.
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Celebrating a trip to the Artic Ocean with a beer in Coldfoot Alaska.
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Shapes, sizes and Age

One of the attractions of life drawing is the variation of models that offer to pose for the group, all sizes, shapes and age make for a new venue on a regular basis. This model was exceptionally tall and slender and another opportunity to portray the human figure. The first 2 are the same pose just different media and technique.

Lindsay 3 hd

Lindsay 2 hd

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Crab Culture, Merit award, BIG Arts Founders Gallery, Sanibel Island

A couple of crabs from a different perspective, these guys walk funny, look funny and are fun to watch. Oil 9″x12″

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Sleep my Beauty

This is a watercolour crayon and watercolour paints piece, a 25 minute pose, I left out as much detail as I could while still trying to capture the essence of the model, 24″x18″.
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Life Drawing

Most of my life drawings are pencil or charcoal but when I see a pose that really catches me I pull out the watercolours and get the image down in 20 minutes. It’s fast and loose, 20 minutes isn’t much but I think it creates some of the best work I produce.

LAYED BACK
Layed Back

 

 

CRIMSON POSE –    SOLD

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Pen and Ink

I spent a couple of months in Florida and usually carried a sketchbook and drawing supplies with me, these are a few of the pen and ink plein aire sketches. They’re small 9″x12″ so work well as give aways for friends etc. Three of them were donated to a cancer fundraiser…always a good cause that is worth donating to since I’m a survivor myself.

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