All, or nearly all, of each painting I do is on site. I like being there long enough to take in the whole scene, including the people I meet, the weather, overall feel of the scenery, and places I visit in the vicinity either when I take breaks or on the way home. Any session on a given day and location is beautifully unpredictable and I am happy to share my experiences if you ever want to know what it’s really like to be a full time artist that travels to paint on site.
Though I prefer my depictions as accurate as possible, to tone down or eliminate obstructions, or occasionally even turn the scene back in time to how I first remembered it, is a very minor compromise to reveal its beauty. To keep it professional enough to be easily recognizable by local residents but fun enough to not look like a photo is my goal. I also believe that when there is a scene with a main subject, like a waterfall or specific building or other structure, its surroundings are equally important.
I typically use sheets of 140lb. hot press Arches or Fabriano paper and draw out the scene in waterproof ink. First I have to find my reference points, like the obvious parts of a jigsaw puzzle in the early stages. After that it’s all skipping around the entire surface, never from one side to the other. Unless I get amazing cloud formations or other atmosphere, the color is usually added in last.
ALL images on this site are available as prints and greeting cards regardless of availability of original.
Actual dimensions of paintings themselves can vary up to about 1/2″
Want your art print framed? Prices for a standard brushed silver frame with an off white matt or something similar, as in the photo below are:
15″X11″ – $45
22″X15″ – $60
26″X19″ – $70
30″X22″ – $75
Framing is FREE with purchase of an original or commissioned painting.
MATT BORDER SIZES:
15″X11″ = 2 1/2″ (wall space size = 20″X16″)
22″X15″ = 2 1/2″ (wall space size = 27″X20″)
26″X19″ = 3″ (wall space size = 32″X25″)
30″X22″ = 3″ (wall space size = 36″X28″)
Have you got a favorite street, building, waterfall, maybe your home, or any scene you would like a painting of? I can do an original for you and work from photographs if necessary. Prices are below for the most common sizes, but not limited to these. Prices are the same for black and white as for color. However, I will make you a free uncolored digital file before before I add the watercolor in your painting if you request. See examples below.
15”X11” – $350 (often captures enough detail for your home or business if surrounding isn’t important)
15”X22” – $650 (best size for most requests, especially street or industrial scenes)
22”X30” – $1100 (recommended for panoramic cityscapes and distant scenes)