BareBones Cafe and Bar

My Work will be hanging in the BareBones Cafe for a few more days.  My painting of the Bridges of Portland and my Still Life Pastels will be up through the weekend.  Go see them and have a sandwich.  I can recommend the Buffalo chicken burger.  it is awesome   .  

The Bridges of Portland

These are painted with watercolor on Yupo paper.  The Yupo is a synthetic paper that does not absorb the water. So the water and pigment sit on top of the paper, making the painting all but unpredictable.  It releases me of all my expectations.  It is really fun and I enjoyed painting these immensely.

Watermelon Value Study

Value does the work and color gets the glory. If you get the lights, darks, and contrast right, then the painting will work regardless of the color.  I tried to make that work in this painting.  I did a reasonably good job which shows in the black and white image.

Value study

  I took a vacation. It was a wonderful trip, then life got busy and I didn’t make time for art. At that point, the creative process in my life all but came to a complete stop. When that happens, it is always hard to get started again. Once the momentum is gone, inertia kicks…