New Works

Here are some of the pieces that I've made since I posted back in May. I call them mixed media. They incorporate etching, watercolor, collage and monotype.

Nature's Labyrinth

Rainy Morn

Little Wren


Beautiful Menace

(Note: The bird pieces were very well received two sold at the first show where I exhibited them. I also had a set of notecards made that feature this series of work.)


Mockingbird Print

This mixed media work titled Repeat After Me incorporates an etched bird as well as watercolor, collage and chine colle. The background is a large handcut stencil.


Watercolor Monotypes


Last year when I was learning about monotypes, the process of watercolor monotypes was demonstrated to me. You can use it when you are traveling and do not want to bring a block or a multiple sheets of stretched paper along. The painting is done (in reverse) onto mylar. In reverse? Yes, because the mylar acts as the plate for the print. You can, however, sketch from life onto the mylar with graphite or colored pencil and then flip the mylar over before you begin painting.

Although seldom employed by me, you can also use water soluble colored pencils. They will keep a bit of the grainy sketching quality as well as the water-y look of watercolor where the wet paper is applied for printing. The uncontrolled "bleed" and "pooling of color" are what appeal to me. I like how occasionally the paint will bead up and dry that way. You can see an example of this in the detail at right.


More Clarendon Works

I titled this work Windows on North Hudson. It is a hand-tinted (via watercolor) polyester plate litho. It will be displayed with other watercolors at the Arlington County (Virginia) Treasurer's Office in a few months.

The two above works, Hartford & Highland and Church at Clarendon are done in the same media.
All of these works are new pieces that were inspired by my photography. I participated in Clarendon Day back in the fall; these are follow-ups to that inspiration. For prices, please send me an email by clicking professional inquiries in the sidebar.