Paintings Archive 12/12

I have been experimenting with underpainting in watercolor. For it to work and how well it will work depends on the gesso and the preparation of the painting panel. I have used many different materials for underpainting my pieces in the past. I was pleasantly surprised how well watercolor worked. I began my career as a watercolorist, but haven't worked with it in over 20 years. I always had in the back of my mind to try it for underpainting. This batch is small paintings. The primary reason was to tweak out my gesso and develop a feel for working with watercolor again. The secondary reason was that I needed small paintings.


Completed Paintings

Withlacoochee

7.5" x 14"



My wife and I went canoeing in Yankeetown, but when we got there found little water. I should have checked the tides. We went on the Withlacoochee river instead and it was a beautiful evening.

Size: 7.5" x 14"



My wife and I went canoeing in Yankeetown, but when we got there found little water. I should have checked the tides. We went on the Withlacoochee river instead and it was a beautiful evening.

FL Landscape painting by Chas Rowe

9" x 14"



We've had a lot of deer in the yard this year. My wife asked me to do a deer painting. I had already started laying out this painting of Myaaka with that in mind.

Size: 9" x 14"



We've had a lot of deer in the yard this year. My wife asked me to do a deer painting. I had already started laying out this painting of Myaaka with that in mind.

Hillsborough River

8" x 12"



The location is Lettuce Lake on the Hillsborough River.

Size: 8" x 12"



The location is Lettuce Lake on the Hillsborough River.

Myakka River

7" x 12"



I am trying a new product called Aquaboard on this one. It is similar to the panels I make for underpainting in watercolor and egg tempera. If it works out it will save me a lot of hassle. The location of this painting is the Myakka River

Size: 7" x 12"



I am trying a new product called Aquaboard on this one. It is similar to the panels I make for underpainting in watercolor and egg tempera. If it works out it will save me a lot of hassle. The location of this painting is the Myakka River

Crawford Creek

6" x 14"



The long format pieces I did in the last group of paintings were popular and did well. I thought I'd try another, though smaller. The location of this painting is Crawford Creek off the Chassahowitzka River.

Size: 6" x 14"



The long format pieces I did in the last group of paintings were popular and did well. I thought I'd try another, though smaller. The location of this painting is Crawford Creek off the Chassahowitzka River.

Mason Creek

7" x 12"



After a show starting a small painting often helps get me started in the studio. I feel like I'm accomplishing something unlike a painting like Weeki Wachee where the more I do the more I see that it needs.

Size: 7" x 12"



After a show starting a small painting often helps get me started in the studio. I feel like I'm accomplishing something unlike a painting like Weeki Wachee where the more I do the more I see that it needs.

Email: chasrowe.art@gmail.com