Category Archives: watercolor

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. http://utahwatercolor.org

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Paintings Traveling Down to the Sear Museum Gallery

“Wind Blown Sand” 22″x15″ original watercolor will be displayed along with “Navaho Sandstone” 22″x15″ at the Sears Museum Gallery for the Dixie Invitational Art Sale and Show. The opening will be February 13, 2015 at Dixie College, St. George, Utah. … Continue reading

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Is it “Hockey” or “Hake” Brush

The Utah Watercolor Society combined with the Intermountain Society of Artist for their meetings to watch me do a watercolor demonstration applying the John Salminen Workshop to my children’s book illustrations. The crowd started to gather.     It was great … Continue reading

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A Fine Watercolor Workshop

I traveled to the Flaming Gorge Resort to present my “Finding Motion & Life in your Watercolor’s” Workshop for the Uintah Mountain Artists last month. Dave and I wound up hair pin turns on a dark road the night before … Continue reading

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