richardhustonart

Living, painting and drawing daily From the Edge of Normaltown

37 native nature …Winter Pecan …mixed media


Winter Pecan (Carya illinoensis) …charcoal and watercolor This is a sundown painting. The painting began as a charcoal drawing using my homemade charcoal. Once the drawing was done I decided … Continue reading

December 16, 2014 · 4 Comments

36 native nature …Orchids 02 …Rose Pogonia …mixed media


Orchids 02 …Rose Pogonia (Pogonia ophioglossoides) …watercolor and charcoal I began with a quick sketch in charcoal to establish some shapes. Using charcoal for preliminary drawing in a watercolor can … Continue reading

December 14, 2014 · 3 Comments

35 native nature …Orchids 01…mixed media


Orchids 01 …Putty Root (Aplectrum hyemale) …watercolor and graphite I started this painting with a very rough sketch just suggesting some shapes and a bit of value. I also wanted … Continue reading

December 12, 2014 · 1 Comment

34 native and nature …01 American Beautyberry …watercolor


34 native and nature …01 American Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana L)   One of my favorite native plants is the American Beautyberry and since I wanted to start working p plant … Continue reading

December 8, 2014 · 2 Comments

33 native and nature …looking forward and back again …#600


looking forward and back again …#600 This is the 600th post and coming at the end of the year it is time to step back and also look forward. It’s … Continue reading

December 7, 2014 · 4 Comments

04 here, there, everywhere …pulling from diverse places and sources …George Barnard


012 Skull Shoals …toll bridge pier I decided to continue working up the toll bridge pier influenced by my recent studies and reading. It’s not the definitive painting of this … Continue reading

December 5, 2014 · 2 Comments

32 native and nature …Skull Shoals 07, 08, 09, 10, 11 …toll bridge pier …03 color


Skull Shoals 07, 08, 09, 10, 11 …toll bridge pier  …03 color As I was working up the value studies I decided to do some monochromatic sketches. Each of the … Continue reading

December 1, 2014 · 3 Comments

03 here, there, everywhere …pulling from diverse places and sources …color 02


pulling from diverse places and sources …color 02 I’ve decided to add some new paints from M. Graham to my palette. As a a painter you do not work with … Continue reading

November 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

32 native and nature …Skull Shoals 06 …shoals and reflections …watercolor


Skull Shoals 06 …shoals and reflections …watercolor Going back to my research materials, I wanted to show the reflections in the Oconee River. Another aspect of this scene is the … Continue reading

November 26, 2014 · 3 Comments

02 here, there, everywhere …pulling from diverse places and sources …color


Color …02 here, there, everywhere “Pure draughtsmen are philosophers and dialecticians. Colourists are epic poets.” (Charles Baudelaire) Color surrounds us. Newton proved to us that color is light. Johannes Itten … Continue reading

November 24, 2014 · 1 Comment

here, there, everywhere …pulling from diverse places and sources


I pulled this from an email It says quite well what I’ve felt for a long time Single-Tasking Is The Answer for Improved Productivity Would you like to get more … Continue reading

November 21, 2014 · 2 Comments

31 native nature …05a,b,c, Skull Shoals getting ready for some plein air expeditions …watercolor


05a, 05b, 05c, Skull Shoals …getting ready for some plein air expeditions I broke out my plein air set up to see what I have and to make sure I’m … Continue reading

November 19, 2014 · 1 Comment
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