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Painting Process Step Three: Masking and Painting

After my paper is on the board there is just one more step before I get to start applying paint: cut a frisket mask.  The frisket covers several areas of the painting and repels water, keeping them white while I work on the rest of the scene.  For this painting, I’ve masked a rectangular section … continue reading

Painting Process Step Two: Transfer the Drawing

This is a continuation of my painting process series.  If you haven’t read the previous post, you may want to start at step one.

After I’m finished with my preliminary drawing my next step is to transfer that drawing to a nice piece of watercolor paper.  I use a 300 pound hot-press paper, made by

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Painting Process Step One: Preliminary Drawing

As I mentioned in a post at the beginning of the year, I am hard at work on artwork for my next book: Coral Reefs.  This is the first post in a series describing my painting process.  The first step is always brainstorming and sketching.  I usually start small, and do multiple sketches to get … continue reading

Ocean Acidification – The Other Carbon Problem

By now, everyone knows that increased carbon in our atmosphere is causing global temperatures to rise, but many people don’t know about another major impact that it is having on our planet: acidification of our oceans.  When carbon in the air makes contact with sea water, a certain percentage of it is absorbed, and … continue reading

My Next Book: Coral Reefs

I am currently hard at work on my next book, scheduled for publication in the Spring of 2011. The new book will take the reader on a journey through a coral reef, and (surprise) its working title is Coral Reefs.  It has been one of the most exciting projects I have ever worked on.  This … continue reading

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