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Step 4

At this point I move down into the foreground area and lay in some big bold washes of color, letting pigments mingle on the paper. As the foreground darkens in value, it forces our eye to the [...]

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Step 3

A closeup shows that my glazes are fairly loose at this point. For example on the stone work, I’m using a vareity of colors, textures, and values but I’m not too concerned about the [...]

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Step 2

Working with transparent watercolor pigments, I start blocking in the lights and darks moving quickly into some darker darks in the roofs. Again this helps me get a feel for the range of values I [...]

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Step 1

My paintings always begin with sketches and value studies. This is my tracing paper full-size sketch where I begin to flesh out my ideas. I moved the tree a little to the right to allow a better [...]

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Step 5

I continue to build up my glazes and refine edges. Pinned to my drawing table are my value sketch and photo references. This is fairly typical of the way I work.

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Step 6

Now I complete the foliage on the tree, making sure I use a variety of colors and values to add interest. As I paint, I leave some of the light branches coming toward us to add depth.The painting [...]

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Step 7

The painting is complete. I’m pleased with the result. What do you think? ” Death Cannot Conquer” Painting of the Carthage Jail 16″ x 21″ Transparent Watercolor [...]