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Friday, October 17, 2014

New Richmond Peacock

Jacob--New Richmond Peacock

This is my most recent painting in the New Richmond series.  Jacob wanders around the town and is greatly admired but never petted!  This bird is distinctly beautiful but is definitely "No Touch!"
I tried to capture his beauty in a fun way with some of the iconic structures in New Richmond: the porch of the Ross Goudy historic home and the tent where community concerts are held. 
Of course, the cubist, colorful style engages the eye and adds a little humor.
More of this series is shown at the Front Street Cafe in New Richmond--a casual place for lunch or dinner right on the Ohio River.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Celebrate! New Richmond

Celebrate! New Richmond

This watercolor painting features Front Street in New Richmond, Ohio.  The colorful buildings generate a happy exclamation for this historic river town, located near Cincinnati on the Ohio River.  You can see the painting at the Front Street Cafe, a charming place for lunch or dinner with outdoor dining overlooking the river.  This summer the community is celebrating 200 years of history with many interesting events including music, plays, parades and more. This painting is framed under glass, 22" x 28" is priced at $259.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Rhythm in Red

"Rhythm in Red"
Watercolor of musicians performing at the Front Street Cafe where this painting now hangs.
Stop by this quaint little town, New Richmond, Ohio for a grand view of the Ohio river plus yummy food at the cafe.  
More paintings on the walls for you to enjoy!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Hot Rod Watercolor

"Hot Rod"
This watercolor recently sold at the Front Street Cafe in New Richmond, Ohio.  It features an antique "hot rod" that reminds the viewer of the antique cars that drive in during the summer months every Sunday in this quaint Ohio river town.  This cubist style painting with its bright colors brings in some of the buildings of the town, including the cafe and the River Hills Bank which has art deco architecture.  
I have others on display at the cafe which is really a hot spot on Friday and Saturday nights with great music and a full dinner menu.  It's worth a trip along route U.S. 52 east of Cincinnati to enjoy the food, the music, and of course, my art!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Festival New Richmond

This watercolor is the most recent painting shown (and sold) at the Front Street Cafe in New Richmond on the Ohio.  It's another in the series of bright and fun shapes depicting events and places in this quaint river town.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Sample Art at Front Street Cafe

Below are examples of the art that will be for sale on December 14 at the Front Street Cafe from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Come for lunch, browse the art

 Pear Collage on Canvas (SOLD)

 Acrylic Ink and Watercolor Sunflower

Path to Yosemite, Watercolor & Pastel

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Sunflower Poured Ink and Watercolor









Poured Ink and Watercolor Sunflower
This is the finished product.  Below are some of the steps of this process.


Here is the sunflower drawn with edges and highlights masked.

I added yellow, red, orange and brown ink to the sunflower after wetting the surface of the flower only.

Here I have added green, yellow and blue to a rectangle around the flower after wetting the area with water.  I repeated the process for the light blue area.  Each time it must dry. 

Here is the painting with the mask removed.  The colors of the ink are really quite brilliant.

Here is the painting after adding some negative painting to suggest leaves.