Water Media

Start with a small plan, done in pencil that arranges all the shapes; assign a value to every shape with a lot of value contrast in a focal area. I use a soft 5 or 6b pencil so my darks are almost black. For drama use your darkest dark and your lightest light in or around your most important area and build out from there. The more important the relationship of one shape with an adjacent shape, increase the value contrast. The less important the relationship, keep the values closer together until you complete your ‘plan’. If you like it and it reads visually then use that plan to follow as you paint. This procedure frees you to concentrate on the ‘how’ of painting, handling paint, brush, water and paper. It most certainly ups the success rate.

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  • Red Tarp on a Cold Day
  • Riding Double
  • Under the Over
  • Bridge at Dawn
  • Bean Field, Foggy Day
  • Morning Line Up
  • Six Cranes
  • Narrow Passages
  • Under the Bridge #2
  • Under the Bridge
  • Busy Harbor
  • Morning Harbor
  • Box Canyon, Ghost Ranch
  • Contemplation
  • Crossing
  • Dry Waterfall
  • Ghost Ranch Rocks
  • Hot Day, Deep Shadows
  • Italian Ride
  • Like Minds
  • Naples Light
  • Shanghai Alley #3
  • Shanghai Alley #2
  • Taos Shadows #2
  • Taos Shadows #4
  • Vicky's Secret
  • Waiting
  • Waiting #2
  • Waiting #3
  • Waiting #4
  • Wyoming Antelope
  • Killdeer with Love