Tag Archives: de Kooning

“Willem of Orange”

29 Sep

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Visions (2015)

29 Aug


Another de Kooning inspired piece.  I went for vibrant colors with an under wash of coffee left over from the day before.  The subtle brown wash was the perfect background for the colors I chose.  I have never used coffee to paint with but was actually very pleased with the result as a page wash.  Normally I mix a wash with a touch of brown, white, and yellow.  The white usually dominates the mixture and this creation provides a subtle wash for the background of my paintings, but I drink coffee everyday and almost never finish the pot!  Please enjoy this piece and please feel free to offer feedback, I am always open to hearing how my work connects or doesn’t connect with viewers.

(watercolor & coffee on cold-pressed paper Aug. 2015)

Illusions (2015)

28 Aug


Have been spending a lot of time with the work of Willem de Kooning.  This is a piece I did inspired by my time viewing his work.

(watercolor & ink on cold-pressed paper Aug. 2015)

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