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Direct Watercolor

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Windmill at the Pointe du Moulin, L’Île-Perrot, Diptych,11×30″

The works on this page are mostly from the summer of 2014 and spring of ’15. They’re a cross-section of my ‘second generation’ watercolor painting. Prior to this, I was working in a method I call Tea, Milk, and Honey, which – I haven’t walked away from – but it’s become part of a more direct approach.

Breaking news! I have a new book out, simply titled: Direct Watercolor (2018). Click over for some fresher examples of spontaneous watercolor painting!

Terrebonne Mill, L’ile des Moulins, Diptych, 11×30″

I was of course blogging about my artistic experiments as they were happening. If you’re interested in going back to read how things progressed, here’s my original blog posts about learning to work ‘Direct to Color’.

My artwork has been a natural evolution, starting with sketchbook drawing in pen and ink, then tinting my drawings coloring book style, then painting over detailed pencil drawings – and now, I’m working on drawing directly with the brush.

As time goes on this small gallery of art becomes dated-looking to me. But it’s interesting to preserve it as one of the major steps towards my present day painting – which you can always see on the front page of the blog!


Panorama from the Chalet du Montreal, Diptych, 12×32″

Maison Smith, Parc du Mont-Royal, Diptych, 12×32″

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Mount Royal from Parc Jeanne-Mance, Diptych, 11×30″

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11×15″ original watercolor, Storm over Miami

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10×14″ original watercolor, Pumpkin Key Sky

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10×14″ original watercolor, Pumpkin Key Sunset

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Travel Sketches from Vizcaya Gardens, Miami. 5.5×7″

Miniature Sketches from Sunset Pier, Key West 4×4″

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