Category Archives: watercolor

Dead Skunk on the Side of the Road

Years ago, I was riding my bike.  My eye was on a new white stripe painted on the side of the road. My feet spinning, my hands on the handle bars, my eyes on the road, I followed the white … Continue reading

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Plein Air Painting at the Timpanogos Story Telling Festival

I plopped up my easel between two tents at the Timpanogos Story Telling Festival. Becky Hartvigsen and I had been invited to paint plein air. There I was painting in the shade of a big tree, a slight breeze blowing … Continue reading

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Of Crocodiles and Bygone Mansions

Your art can take you many places. One moment you can be painting a home from the past, a home where you want to get the details right. The next moment you are painting from pure imagination, a cover for … Continue reading

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ITeRaTions – ITeRATioNS – ITeRATioNs

Here is a quote from “Art and Fear” by David Bayles & Ted Orland: “Between the initial idea and the finished piece lies a gulf we can see across, but never fully chart.” That is the exciting thing about art, … Continue reading

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Holiday Shows

If anyone is looking for some original art to give this Christmas, I will have some paintings at a couple of Galleries. “Highway 89” and a couple of other water colors will be at Art Access 230 South 500 West … Continue reading

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Ideas and Road Blocks – The Spark

  The spark of an idea can come at any time and we as artists need to be ready to catch them. We can store them in sketch books or note books but if we store them for too long, … Continue reading

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The Clandestine Life of a Children’s Book Illustrator

  I was out as evening broke, when car lights had to be on but it was still light enough to see the color of things. I was snapping pictures of cars as they drove by. I could see drivers … Continue reading

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Controlled Spontaneity

There is some anticipation when you sign up for a workshop. I have heard the name Charles Reid from the time I started painting with watercolor and he was coming to Utah. There is so much to learn in a … Continue reading

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And a little child shall lead them.

Here is a detail from a watercolor that I just finished. It will be in a show at the Cottonwood Presbyterian Church in Salt Lake City, during November and December. The theme is Isaiah 11:6. This scripture has always intrigued … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for Capitol Reef

Check the Utah Watercolor Web Site for information on the Competition and the workshop I will teach at the Cougar Ridge Ranch, Torrey, Utah. Come down and watch the watercolor artists in action June 10th through June 13th.

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