Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Watercolor and Ink

High up in the Cimarron
"In the high-up world of the Cimarron
I wander to a place I've known
Sheltered there by giant peaks
I hike the trail along the creek
And do a little day dream chasin'
"Til I finally reach the West Fork Basin
The stream surfaces beneath a boulder,
And no water was ever colder.
Fed by rain and winter snow
It begins right here as a narrow flow.
Low banks grow thick with luscious grass
And wildflowers bloom en masse.
Lying on the grassy bench above the stream
Is like being part of a peaceful dream;
Watching the weasels at their play,
And eagles soaring up and away,
I could remain has the clouds float by
'Til the moon turns green and theses rocks learn to fly"  bj

Chimney Rock
The two paintings above are small sketches in watercolor and ink, each one is 8x8, matted to 12x12

Landscape Quilt
This is  my first attempt at a landscape quilt using my own pattern.  It is quite an involved process of layers, contours and colors.  The small painting at the bottom was my reference.  It is a painting I did many years ago called "Patagonia Grasslands"  and depicts Mount Wrightson in southern AZ from the Patagonia side.  The hanging quilt measures approximately 16x22"

Spring Quakie Study
I entered this small 8x8 painting in the Alpine Artists Holiday Art Show this summer, along with 2 other works.  This one sold!