Monochromaticism revisited

I haven't been writing about watercolors too often recently because I don't see myself as a watercolorist. Never did. I've always just seen myself as an artist. I use watercolors as my main medium. For now. This may or may not change but I intentionally keep the future open. Lately,…

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Watercolor Flowers

My son picked up my insane work ethic. He hates wasting time more than anything else. Next time I talk to him, I'll talk about measurable improvements. You see, people like us get frustrated when we feel like we're spinning our wheels. I like getting shit done and I like…

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5 Reasons why Watercolors rule

I've said before that I'm an unlikely watercolor evangelist. Everyone thinks of Aunt Bessie's birds and flowers when they think of watercolors. Nobody thinks of nude women. When folks think about nude women, they almost always think of oils. Maybe acrylics, but almost always oils. To be honest though, I…

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Watercolors as therapy

I've never served in the Armed Forces and would never compare my measly life to theirs. That said, I've known several good folks who have served and seen how they use painting as therapy. For instance, I met a UDT once who would paint islands from a plane's view. At…

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