The watercolor paintings

I’ve put together a selection of my watercolor paintings from a couple of trips to Europe over the last year and a half.

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Rooftops, St-Cirq-Lapopie, France;   6×8″

Now, I don’t pretend to be or put myself out there as a watercolorist any more than I call myself a landscapist. I paint watercolors mostly when I travel or sketches in the studio*. I paint outdoors in the summer; landscapists are out there through-out the year. It’s what they do.**

IMG_7315I paint outdoors because it keeps my observation skills sharp and it’s great to be outside in good weather since my usual workday is in the studio the whole time. It gives me something to do when I travel that enhances the experience in the places I visit, and I have to believe it’s going to make me a better painter, in the studio or out.

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View of St-Cirq-Lapopie, France;  7×10″

 

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Cliffs At St-Cirq-Lapopie, France 6×8″

Church Tower, Krem

Church Tower, Krems, Austria. 7×10″

Bridge In Budapest

Chain Bridge In Budapest 7×10″

View of Koems From The Danube

View of Krems, Austria From The Danube.  7×10″

Along The Lot River, France

Along The Lot River, France. 7×10″

Five Cypress

Five Cypress 7×10″

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Church Tower, St-Cirq-Lapopie. 6×8″

 

* I did do some watercolors for the Don Quixote Kickstarter Project in 2012.

**   Jim McVicker, and Scott L Christensen are both landscapists I admire, among many others

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