Tag Archives: Watercolor on Yupo paper

New Paintings via Cropping

22 Mar

One of the advantages of painting with watercolor on Yupo paper is that the paper can be cut down and reframed for a better composition or to refocus on the best part of a painting.  Every once in a while I go through my stored away paintings to see which ones could be made better by cropping.  These four are my newly created paintings from cropped old ones.

Mermaid_Door

Mermaid Door

 

Tide_Pool

Tide Pool

 

Splash_1

Splash 1

 

Lauritzen_Secret_Garden_Daffodils

Lauritzen Secret Garden Daffodils

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Horse Ride Beach

27 Dec

Horse_Ride_Beach

The line of horses and riders appear minuscule  as they walk into the scene of vast ocean, beach and sky at Fish Rock near Bandon State Park, Oregon.

White’s Blue Iris

30 Jun

 

Whites_Blue_Iris

White’s Blue Iris, 2017

Once in awhile I have the urge to rework an older painting.  This was originally painted in 2011 at White’s garden in Woodbine, Iowa.   The painting was reworked in 2017 to make the iris more blue with sharper edges and the foliage softer.

White's_Iris

White’s Iris, 2011

Mermaid Door

24 Jul

Mermaid_DoorCathedral_Rock_Window

“Mermaid Door,” the top image, is a reworked watercolor of the bottom image, “Cathedral Rock Window.  My original focus was the nine foot high tide swirling around and through Cathedral Rock. It now has light as well as the sea gushing out the door and the mermaid rock is more defined.

South Jetty Splash

23 Jul

South_Jetty_Splash

The South Jetty in Bandon, Oregon is a great place to watch the waves roll in and splash against the rocks. This watercolor is a composite of photos and memories from time spent mesmerized by the ocean’s action.

Splash Two

2 Jul

Splash_TwoSplash_2

The top watercolor is a rework of the lower painting which was originally completed in 2014.  I was unhappy with the shape of the splashes and the compositional flow of the painting.  This is a good example of how Yupo paper allows watercolors to be reworked years later.  The other difference in the images is the color of the blues.  My scanner and printer have been replaced since 2014 and produce more accurate results.

Cemetery Cypress

25 Jun

Cemetery_Cypress

This was painted plein air at the Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery which sits above the Coquille River and the Pacific Ocean.  The impressive line of Cypress trees has grown into an almost solid wall that bends away from the ocean winds.  It was a misty day which softened the colors for a reflective cemetery mood.