Who? Me? 4×6 OSWA

Who? Me?, 4″ x 6″ watercolor on Arches 140#

I’m back! After an incredibily busy summer with back-to-back art shows, science fiction conventions, and work-related travel, I’m back in my studio and putting brush to paper. Feels good.

Here’s a quick little painting, titled “Who? Me?”, inspired by a silly cat photo I found on the Internet. It’s 4″ x 6″ on Arches 140#. Looks like I need more practice with perspective.

This painting is an OSWA, which is an acronym for “Original Small Work of Art”. That means it is a standard 4″ x 6″ size and will fit in standard photo albums and frames. Like ACEOs, the OSWA size standard is becoming all the rage on Ebay and other art websites.

Red Peppers, 4×6 OSWA

Red Peppers 1, 2, & 3, 4″ x 6″ watercolors on Arches

Here are three different approaches to painting part of a red bell pepper.

Red Pepper 1 relies on the reds and yellows to create depth and shadow.

Red Pepper 2 relies on the blues and purples for shadowing, but I think it feels “labored”.

In Red Pepper 3, I stopped trying so hard and slapped paint where ever it “felt” right. And then I stopped. I think I like this one the best.