Monday, December 15, 2014

Little Winter Studies: Da Birch

Watercolors • Hot Press Paper • 4" x 6"
My Watercolor Class is creating cards this week!
We are working on both cold and hot press paper, with the understanding these small images are to be done loose and fast, you know, sketches. I did these four in about 2 1/2 hrs, watching the Lions win (barely) yesterday. The theme or subject is birches.
I'm hoping to get everyone (including myself) to do a lot more of these, improving our compositions and color palette, with the bonus of creating a great watercolor journal or awesome mini gifts like cards or small paintings for friends and families. Hey, my classes are through Saline Community Ed,
Thursdays, 10am - 1:15pm, at Liberty School. And you can sign up on line,!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Third in the Tree Huggers Series

Titmouse • Watercolor • 5"x 7"

Titmouse Puffed • Watercolor • 5"x 7"
Haven't decided yet which of the two Titmouses, ah, Titmice, er, Titmoui will be part of the set, but the reason I chose it was because I've never seen one on the ground, same with chickadees.
Hmmm, they may be next.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Sea Turtle in Flight

Sea Turtle in Flight • Watercolor • 11" x 17"
I was having a little trouble finishing this one, when my good friend Holly Losee reminded me I had a deeper background color on the turtle I made for her. Waited a couple a days, kept looking at it, and agreed it needed a little more color. Thanks Holly. Its always nice to get another persons perspective.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

A Lovely Bunch...

Title: Lovely Bunch • Watercolor • 11" x 14"
I was bragging how I had completed 5 or 6 paintings in a row, well I then proceeded to screw up just about as many, at least I'm still pushing 50-50. I'm trying to create some works for Florida, this is the first attempt at coconuts in many years, and I enjoyed the hell out of it! I'm starting another right away! I've created a few other paintings, and will post them over the next couple days. Keep watching friends!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Yuki and the 9 Flying Pigs

Well after 35 or so years of watercolor painting, I've finally done it, I drank out of the paint water. Now it wasn't too
"flavored" but I decided I could use a break. So I jazzed up an illustration created in one of my kids drawing classes.
  I got a cute story line and and some great visual ideas. Who knows, book?

Monday, November 10, 2014

ETSY shop now open for business

Well I’ve gone and done it, I created an ETSY shop under the name McGuiresArtSpot, Its only got my originals right now but will soon have prints and cards too!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Second Time

Kingfisher the 2nd
6" x 8" Watercolor

  I did this one once before as a trade, I liked it enough to try it again. This is not a part of the Tree Huggers Series,
just wanted to sneak it in!
Six in a row, the streak continues!