Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Exploring Unknown Terrain

Floating Leaves 1958

Andrew Wyeth still amazes me. I came across these two beauties in Unknown Terrain: The landscapes of Andrew Wyeth, and was on the verge of writing to Betsy Wyeth to offer my soul for "Floating Leaves", but further research found out that the piece was donated to a museum. Anyway, I wanted to share these jewels and the way Wyeth deals with criticism :

"People only make you swerve. I won’t show anybody anything I’m working on. If they hate it, it’s a bad thing, and if they like it, it’s a bad thing. An artist has to be ingrown to be any good."

Untitled (Distant Thunder Study) 1961

Friday, March 20, 2009

Ace on the River

Another Louis Kulma Study
12.20" x 7.25"
Gouache on watercolor paper

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Neo-Gouache Pops

Louis Kulma Study
9" x 7.65"
Gouache on watercolor paper

Friday, March 13, 2009

Swamp Benchmarks

The weather has been wonderful, almost nonexistent, so trekked to an appealing spot behind my neighborhood to give some new watercolors a test run. Alligators were present, but the best action was a rambunctious black dog.

On the way to the spot, I met eyes with the black dog, then suddenly he jumped in a pond and swam away. Above is a picture where we swapped attention on my way home. Rabies could be the culprit of his behavior or ADHD, whatever the case, his energy was exhilarating.

Swamp Benchmarks
7.75" x 11.25"
watercolor, smeared grass and dirt