Friday, September 13, 2013

Spring Meadow, Tamalpais -- 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge (Round Two), Day 12

Spring Meadow, Tamalpais 
Watercolor on Winsor Newton 140# Cold Press Paper , 6"h x 10"w2013 #63


My theme for the "30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge" this week is "landscape with water" -- I guess fog is a form of water hence this painting still fits the theme. ;-) I've learned a lot about using aerial perspective and soft-to-hard edge transition to create a sense of depth from doing this painting, as well as how to create varied shapes within repetition -- it is really hard to make every next stroke representing a fir branch to be of a different size, shape, direction and color from the last one! I don't think I've done an excellent job here -- more practice definitely needed. I've also experimented only using color transition and texture to represent the meadow. Unfortunately it looks more interesting in person than on the photo...

For those of you who are in the bay area -- tomorrow (Saturday, September 14th) and the day after tomorrow (Sunday, September 15th) will be the "Meet the Artists Day" event for the exhibition at Filoli Garden - "Nature’s Many Splendors: Farms, Gardens and Woodlands"! You are all invited to this special art-festival-like weekend, to meet the artists in the show, watch them doing art demos, chat with them and learn what has inspires them to create their art pieces. Framed pieces, prints, note cards and other items will be for sale both during the show and at the "Meet the Artist Day" event. And I will be doing demo there! The show runs from August 27th through October 27th, at the art gallery area in Filoli Garden, which is located at 86 Canada Rd in the lovely town of Woodside, California.

You can now buy high quality Giclee prints of many of my sold paintings, both on paper and canvas, as well as some note cards with my paintings here:


  1. I must say that today's painting is my favorite landscape of yours so far. I love fog paintings! Good luck with the Meet the Artists event!

  2. Your flower paintings are awesome--absolutely beautiful! I did watercolor off and on (mostly off) for many years and changed back to oils about 3 years ago. Your paintings make me want to try it again.

  3. Thanks Kim! I sold this little piece at the event today. Yay!

  4. Thanks Judy... I love both oil and watercolor and I do believe switching medium from time to time is actually great for improving one's work in both media! I am learning oil painting these days, so maybe we can trade information sometimes!


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