Rags and Watercolor

December 26, 2017 Works on paper

In the spring of 2017, the Philadelphia Museum of Art had an extraordinary gathering of rarely seen masterpieces that traced the rise of a uniquely American medium. The “American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent” proved to be a defining exhibition for me as it sparked my own exploration of watercolor. I have since found several materials and techniques that have allowed me to make watercolor my own. The introduction of opaque watercolors and toned rag paper have proven to be the most influential additions to my work. The following works were all completed on toned rag paper using graphite, watercolor and opaque watercolor. They are in chronological order so my progression in the medium can be seen.



Phoenixville Sky, October 28, 2017

5″ x 7″

Awaiting the Ferry (Study), November 3, 2017

5″ x 7″

Mending Nets by Thomas Eakins, November 11, 2017 

6″ x 9″

Untitled, November 15, 2017

3″ x 5 1/2″

PMA from Kelly Drive, November 15, 2017

6″ x 9″

Figure Study, November 21, 2017

6″ x 9″


The Temple of Dendur, November 18, 2017

6″ x 9″


Dipping Pond Run, November 22, 2017

6″ x 9″


Michaux State Forest, November 24, 2017

6″ x 9″


Long Birch Run, November 24, 2017

6″  x 9″


Brandywine River, November 29, 2017

6″ x 9″


Gross Clinic by Thomas Eakins (Study), December 2, 2017

5″ x 5″


Old Friends by Winslow Homer (Study), December 4, 2017

6″ x 6″


Whole Foods, December 15, 2017 

6″ x 9″


Salisbury, December 18, 2017

6″ x 9″



  Pemberton Historical Park, December 18, 2017

6″ x 9″


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