Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Adirondacks




5" x 11" watercolor on 140lb cold press watercolor paper

The drive from Troy, NY to Vermont was absolutely scenic.  The Adirondacks accompanied us all through the journey.  

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Blue Hues


11 x 15 inches
watercolor on 140 lb coldpress watercolor paper

Yet another spectacular scene on the banks of Lake Champlain.  It was surreal, peaceful... a true feeling of being embraced by mother Nature. Painting this landscape was again a wonderful experience.  Incorporating the tranquility in my painting was a challenge. Enjoyed painting every detail of this painting..the far off disappearing mountains....the still water ripples...and of course the reflection.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Lake House


11 x 15 inches
watercolor on 140lb cold press watercolor paper

I had the bliss of experiencing this beautiful scene painted by mother Nature on the banks of Lake Champlain., a beautiful lake that separates New York and Vermont.  There is a ferry that runs to take you on the other side of the lake (Vermont).  I quickly reached out to my camera to capture a still of this scene. As always its was an enjoyable journey painting it. The reflection, the distant still ripples...every bit of the scene was very intricate and had a lot of detailing to be rendered.  As always, an amazing journey. 

Monday, July 5, 2010

Niagara Falls

12" X 11"
Watercolors on 140lb cold press watercolor paper

It was a wonderful journey painting this gorgeous waterfall.  I had been to Niagara Falls some time during the last month. Had clicked a few pictures as a remembrance of the vacation; never thought I would be painting them.  Painting this one was definitely not an easy task.  I have tried to incorporate as much detail as possible, the rocks, the water and of course the waterfall.  Rendering the whites and the grays in the waterfall  was a very difficult task as most of it looked "white" in the photograph.  But I had to add it a few cool grays to give it some dimension.  All in all I throughly enjoyed painting this waterfall.