Monday, January 19, 2015

Watercolor Painting Material List

Pallette -- I use an enamel tray.

Paint -- From left to right. 
Ultramarine Blue 
Alizarin Crimson 
Burnt Sienna -- In the corner
Cadmium Red Medium
Cadmium Red Pale 
Yellow Ochre 
Cadmium Yellow Medium 
Cadmium Yellow Pale
Cerulean or Cobalt Blue 
Payne's Grey 
Thalo Blue 
Burnt Sienna 
Burnt Umber

This arrangement keeps the yellows and pale blues fairly clean and provides for a variety of greys and blacks.   

 Although I have a bucket of brushes, mostly I use two or three.  A 1" flar camel and a #8 sable round made by Dan Smith.  I rarely use any other brushes.  I have a rigger and the small #4 which is nylon.  Sometimes when I want to wet a large area, I will use a 3" house painting brush. 

Other Items:

Hair Dryer
Razor Blade
Elephant ear or other natural sponge
1 gallon bucket of water
Masking fluid and cheap throw away brush. 

Paper.  I use Arches 140 lb Cold Press or Rough. 

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Wild Horses of Corolla

Today I went out with the Corolla Wild Horse Fund to photograph some wild horses.

It's worthwhile to notice that these two horses are in fact right in the middle of NC Hwy. 12.  Yes, it's on the beach.  

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Friday, June 13, 2014

Clay Formula

30 Kentucky Old Mine #4 
30 Lincoln 60 Fire Clay 
5 Bentonite 
10 Custer Feldspar 
15 Grog 30 Mesh to Fine
10 Mullite 
5 Sand 30 Mesh 

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Hong Kee Restaurant, Chueong Chau Island

6 x  17 cm Film.  This is like Edward Hopper goes to China to eat seafood.  Enjoy! We ate something like a conch only small.  I think it was a sea snail.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Tai O Fishing Village, Hong Kong

Tai O Fishing Village, Hong Kong.  This is taken with my Pentax 67 and 55mm lens. Prints are available. 

Bai Performance in Dali

This was a extravagant performance in Dali by the Bai people.  Allegedly this was directed by  Zhang Yimou, the director of the opening ceremony at the Beijing Olympics.   In the background is the Jade Dragon Snow mountain. 

Shehe Old Town, Li Jiang Fire

Here's what the Shuhe old town in Lijiang is like on a sunny day in March:

And here's what it looks like on fire: 

And in English: