Rev Man with a Red Collar

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watercolor on 3 ply smooth Bristol, about 10″ x 10″

 

“Let justice be done though the heavens should fall.”

                                             — John Adams in a letter in 1777

 

 

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Watercolor Revolution(ary)

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9″ x 12″ watercolor on paper, after one of Kelsey’s photographic portraits. More of her work can be found at http://historicallyspeaking.driftingfocus.com/

Sketching at the Outdoor Concert

A few from the sketchbook:

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Black watercolor pencil, brush and water.

Teeny Tiny

wac122  THIS is only a hair smaller than actual size.

Found a scrap of mystery paper of a rough finish, and so I doodled this mini-portrait. Hitting it with a brush, I realized that I was dealing with 90 lb. paper…which behaves differently than 140 lb. Each time I touched the paper with paint,  it sucked up the water like a dying man in the desert, making it impossible to: move paint around; spread color; see what I was doing.

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A WACky Watercolor Portrait

wac120  Another watercolor portrait of another lovely historical reenactor, inspired by Kelsey’s photography at http://historicallyspeaking.driftingfocus.com/

(9″ x 12″ watercolor on cold press paper, sides cropped for this view)

Gleeful in the Eighteenth Century. Sort of.

wac121 Ever wonder what it would be like to live in the past? A lot of people do more than simply wonder–and they seem to have a lot of fun doing it. This watercolor (9″ x 12″ on 140 lb. cold press paper) was inspired by Kelsey’s photography on her blog:

http://historicallyspeaking.driftingfocus.com/

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