Posts Tagged ‘watercolor’


Diamond Shoal, 1905, Winslow Homer (1836-1910)

An email from a cousin got me to looking at what is happening in Philadelphia in early April.  I was delighted when I ran across an exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art featuring American Watercolors.  Take a look here.  Looks like a field trip is needed.


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Kids Salt paintingYesterday’s kids class had us experimenting with watercolor on paper with salt.  They made these lovely trees.  Great job guys!

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North Royal 1I just finished a commission in watercolor and delivered it this week.  I have put off doing it for several months as watercolor is not my favorite medium.  It’s HARD!  😉

This is a house/office on North Royal Avenue and I wish I had taken a better photograph of it but I just snapped a shot at the last-minute before delivery and it was framed so there is a glass glare on it but you can get the idea here.

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Beach Scene in Watercolor Debbies Beach Scene Debbies 1996Here are two more older paintings that Brother and sister-in-law have hanging in their home.

As a daily painter there was a time that I was painting about 250-300 paintings a year…mostly smaller pieces.  Producing so many I lost track of many of them.  I did start keeping better records a few years ago but these were produced before that time.

It’s thrilling for an artist to see their work hanging in homes.  So I really got a kick when visiting Brother’s home to see these.  So glad they enjoy my work.

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Art from the Past


One fun thing about going to visit old friends is seeing past paintings that I have done hanging in their homes.  It’s very exciting!  She has the first watercolor I ever painted back in 1997!  Watercolor Magnolia.

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"Walking the Boardwalk"

“Walking the Boardwalk”

Reference photo

Reference photo

I was thrilled to be asked over the last month or two to do several commissions this Christmas.  I have been waiting to post them on my blog so that I would not spoil the surprise for those receiving them as gifts.  Now I can share them with you.

“Walking the Boardwalk” is a watercolor of a father with his kids walking down a boardwalk.  I love the image that was sent to me so it was  a really fun piece to do.


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Dog Days of Summer Sale is over half-way over.  Take advantage of the extreme discounts on original art before the sale ends.  Contact kwalker@doubledogdesigns.com to purchase any of the sale paintings.

Annabelle II oil on canvas, 6"x8" SALE PRICE - $20

Annabelle II
oil on canvas, 6″x8″

Spring Apple Tree at Twin Mountain oil on canvas, 8"x10" SALE PRICE - $20

Spring Apple Tree at Twin Mountain
oil on canvas, 8″x10″

Chairs on the Porch Watercolor, Matted, 11"x14" SALE PRICE - $25

Chairs on the Porch
Watercolor, Matted, 11″x14″

Hollyhocks II Acrylic on Canvas, 9"x12" SALE PRICE - $20

Hollyhocks II
Acrylic on Canvas, 9″x12″

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"The Artist's Studio" Raoul Dufy, 1935

“The Artist’s Studio”
Raoul Dufy, 1935

One of the things I love most about going to some of the smaller art museums like The Phillips Collection is that you often see paintings that are not as well-known as some of the more famous pieces that you see in major art venues.  Last Saturday I saw these wonderful works by Raoul Dufy (1877-1953).  He was a French painter with a decorative and colorful style that was greatly influenced by Matisse.

The Artist’s Studio was painted in oil on canvas in 1935.


"The Opera, Paris" Raoul Dufy, 1924

“The Opera, Paris”
Raoul Dufy, 1924

 The Opera, Paris was painted in 1924 using watercolor and gouache on paper.  Many artists experimented with watercolor and gouache during this time period.


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Apple House article 1It is always a surprise and a little thrill when I see my art on display either in the home of a collector or in a publication.  This week, when I was reading through the EDA Newsletter, I got that surprise when a painting that I did of The Apple House several years ago was featured in the article.  Katie had the piece commissioned for her dad’s birthday.  And they have used it on advertisement and websites since then.  Thanks EDA for making my day.  And many, many congratulations to George, Katie and the entire Apple House family for your 50 years in business!  If you haven’t been to The Apple House, off exit 13 on I-66, or The Apple House Deli on Main Street in Front Royal then you are missing a treat.  Get there soon.

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Delilah's 3Be sure to stop by Delilah’s when you come down to Main Street Front Royal for the Wine Festival.  All day today!  Too much fun to miss.  Come on down.

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