Home Brew

A few friends of mine home brew their own beers, wines, ciders, and mead.  I do not, but it does not stop me from occasionally tagging along while they work. This was painted while a dark coffee stout was transferred to a secondary container. It is another watercolor piece of a kitchen that is not my own.

Someone Else’s Kitchen. Watercolor and ink on paper. 7″ x 6″.

Unframed: $200.00

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Step by Step Mural Making

How to paint an awesome coffee shop mural at Casciano Coffee Bar and Sweetery in five steps.

Step One, Base Coat:

Draw the outline on wall with colored chalk. Paint base coat with primer.

Step Two, Add Color:

Distribute colored paint as evenly as possible through focal point of the mural. This ensures the most important aspects of the piece will draw attention.

Step Three, Cover All.

Fill the rest of the mural with solid blocks of color. Varying levels of depth and shadow throughout the piece welcomes the eye to wander without overwhelming it.

Step four, Add Contrast.

Make  light source(s) evident with highlights and shadows. Do not use white and black to tint and shade paint, instead mix color tones for maximum saturation.

Step Five, Details:

Add details and protective top coat. The mural is now finished.

All images that feature me painting were photographed by L. James Meyers.

Back to the Drawing Room

The Noyes Museum’s art creation club, The Drawing Room, now meets on Tuesday nights instead of Wednesdays. I am still focusing on combining pen and watercolor in an elegantly balanced fashion. Each week I get closer to my goal.

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The Drawing Room

The Drawing Room is a drawing club that meets at the Noyes Museum on Wednesday nights. There have only been two sessions to date, both focusing on still life and basic drawing refresher exercises. I love where our little group of artists is going and am looking forward to posting more drawings from our meetings.

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Week 2:

Classroom

In celebration of the upcoming new school year, here are a couple of  sketches from my substitute teacher days.

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