Painting in Process
                      Shown in Process- 'Watercolor Study of a Warmouth (Lepomis  gulosus)'  
The six photos of the painting 'Study of a Warmouth (Lepomis gulosus)'
Listed below is a photo series showing the various stages of a typical watercolor study. The same
methodology is used in my watercolor studies of dragonflies also. The Painting was done on  Museum
Quality Crescent Mat Board is used with Transparent Watercolors. The Image Size is  9" x 4 1/2".
Stage I
Stage II
Stage III
Stage IV
Stage V
Finished Painting
'Watercolor Study of a Warmouth (Lepomis gulosus'
Live Demonstration at the Drake Gallery
at Smith's Custom FramingJanuary 9,2016
Showing the artist at work during a demonstration. He is
painting a Male Blue-Faced Meadowhawk Dragonfly in
transparent watercolor on Arches Watercolor Board. No
white or black paint is ever used. From the reference
phoyographs you can see the type of research that is
used. A glaze of Gum Arabic is used on the wings and
eyes of the dragonfly to give them a glisten like you find
in nature.
On the left is the finished product of the watercolor study.