Wednesday, July 1, 2020


A lot of the paintings that I did for the 30x30DirectWatercolor Challenge this year ended up being done from photos. I don't usually paint that way but between the pandemic and Jerry's health I just couldn't get out much to work on the paintings. I did this one from a photo I took and can't even remember for sure where the photo was taken. I think it was taken in a garden in Bridgehampton.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Berries Galore

This is another small painting for the #30x30DirectWatercolor Challenge. I'd much rather paint something from life, so I searched for something I could use for a still life...and the berries looked so tempting. I have a few more to post in the next few days. I did finish today...and on time!

Monday, June 29, 2020

Blue House

I had a little time to get out yesterday so I headed to Sayville to paint. I can always find some house that calls to me like this little blue one with the hydrangeas and flowers in front of it. This was done directly in watercolors and fits for the challenge...which is almost over.

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Brownstone Update

Last night I worked on the brownstone piece. I decided to add some print underneath and covered it with gesso. The next two I did the ink first and then added watercolor. The last section I only added paint on top.

Saturday, June 27, 2020


Today the NYC Urban Sketchers were doing a collaborative project. I didn't really join them because it required committing to getting something done within a specific amount of time, and I can't guarantee that with Jerry's condition I will be free at the right time. Mornings are busy here. The plan was to work from a reference photo of Brooklyn brownstones. The photo showed 5 brownstones and each person on a 5 person team did one building and then they were "joined" together by the team leader.

I liked the reference photo so I decided to start my own version. I did two of the buildings in direct watercolor (so this part meets the challenge). I will probably continue with the other 3 brownstones and finish the reference photo. If I finish I will post the finished piece tomorrow.

Friday, June 26, 2020

White Fence with Flowers

Yesterday morning I found a little time to head into Sayville hoping to find a view to paint. When I saw this white fence with the flowers I knew I had to stop. What is cuter than a white picket fence? I did this in direct watercolor so it is part of my #30x30DirectWatercolor Challenge.

Thursday, June 25, 2020


I am not quite up to date posting for #30x30DirectWatercolor. Some days I just can't get out to do a sketch, so my veggies/fruits will have to in this case.