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Watercolors, pen, and pencil, from November 2018.
This started from a photograph of a shop, but I decided to alter quite a few details. I started and finished this ink, colored pencil, and watercolor painting around Halloween, so my thoughts were on quaint settings set in a world where magic …
Watercolor pencils, from April 2017.
This started as a value study exercise of rocky shores on a California beach. I added the starfish in a protected pool, and added the dark edges of a far-off storm to the background. The original photograph is quite sunny and cheerful, but at the …
Watercolor pencils in a pocket-sized Pentalic AquaJournal, from July 2017.
My second foray into watercolor pencils, I wanted a little reminder of the protector of children, the Bodhisattva Jizō. My childhood was not a happy one, and the thought of divine protective figures is attractive to me.
I created this …
May 2018 be a kinder year for us all.
This is an artist trading card sized (3.5" x 2.5") watercolor painting. I was developing my own style, though I wasn't completely aware of this at the time—I desired trying a certain textured effect, and achieved it. I try for whimsy in much of my artwork, and …