Friday, June 22, 2007

Odd Couple

This wonderful stone house is located on Railroad Street in Laramie, Wyoming. It has a stone marked "1868" which is about the date Laramie first became a city. The house is abandoned and if the location were less than undesirable, would certainly be a bed & breakfast.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Figure Study 2

This was another watercolor, 9x12" painted in our local art guild's life drawing session. The tricky part is to get the paper dry enough to not remove the pigment in successive layers on such a short pose.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Figure Study

Every artists needs to hone their abilities. I have been one who has not done a lot of figure studies, so I decided to practice both my watercolor technique and life drawing when we had a local model pose for our Laramie Art Guild.

Friday, June 15, 2007


I had white, pthalo green, and thio violet in my pocket, a brush & a piece of matboard. I did a very quick sketch of a wooded area with some trees silhouetted against a light backdrop and some aspens standing out as light against dark. This was more interesting to me than recording the actual and entire scene. Acrylic, 9 x 20"

Thursday, June 14, 2007


The University of Wyoming forced the removal or demolition of several homes when it expanded the UW's parking area. This little home was moved to another section of Laramie, but is still not resting on a foundation after many years. I painted this 8 x 9" watercolor on location to record this neglected and forgotten building.