Sunday, July 12, 2015

Art As Art

Sculpture at the Santa Fe Botanical Gardens
Gouache on watercolor paper

Art of a piece of art in the middle of landscape and botanical art.

An Aussie artist friend, Daniel Worth, visiting from Melbourne, amazed me with his sketchbooks of drawings painted with gouache. I rendezvoused with him recently at the Santa Fe Botanical Gardens for plein air painting. I sketched this sculpture in the the gardens with a felt-tip pen on watercolor paper. Later in the studio I painted it with gouache colors, then scanned it and juiced up the contrast a bit.

Visit to see Daniel’s work.

Go to to see his blog.