Watercolor: Apples & Roses

Apples & Roses 10 x 14 WatercolorSold Belinda Del Pesco Fine Art Blog



Watercolor: Sabino Fish & Plums

Sabino Fish & Plums 6 x 8 Watercolor on paperSoldThis is the 18th time I’ve painted something on the tiles in front of my kitchen window. I’ve got a whole list of ideas for more of them – in a variety of sizes. This was a pleasure to get lost in. My Great Uncle Nick collected Sabino Art Glass, and gave me the art deco fish tucked between the rose and the bowl of plumbs. Belinda Del Pesco Fine Art Blog



Watercolor: Vacation Rental

Vacation Rental 10 x 6.59 Watercolor on Bristol paperSold Inspired by a reference photo I knew I wanted to paint when I snapped it ten years ago in Florence, Italy. Old world charm, wrapped around a relaxed array of books, maps and tangerines from the market downstairs, all polished with a wash of Italian light. I think I’ve loved window light in rooms like this since I was a child, and I so enjoy painting them today – for the challenge of trying to really see & render the values and temperatures that convey such a relaxed, invitational atmosphere. First washes in the …[Continue reading]



Watercolor: Printmaker Adjusting the Press

Printmaker Adjusting the Press 5 x 6.8 Watercolor on Bristol paperSoldI’ve been sorting through my reference photo library, preparing another series on interiors (windows, genre scenes), but I thought a mini series of paintings, based on printmakers at work, would be a nice little side theme. Singular focus has always been challenging for me, so I’m padding my plan. Belinda Del Pesco Fine Art Blog



Watercolor: Early Bird Breakfast

Early Bird Breakfast 17 x 20 Watercolor on paperSold Belinda Del Pesco Fine Art Blog



Watercolor: Printmaker at Work

Printmaker at Work 5 x 6.5 Watercolor on BFK Rives paperPrivate Collection Belinda Del Pesco Fine Art Blog



Collagraph: The Written Word

The Written Word (A/P) 9.75 x 7 Collagraph with watercolor Sold So, let’s say you want to make a print, but you only have matboard and an exacto knife. The process starts at the bottom of this post. I laid the blotted paper on top of the inked plate, and covered the back of the paper with a sheet of wax paper so I could rub with the baren and the wooden spoon without marring the still-wet paper. After lots of rubbing and checking, I’m pulling the print. After it dried, I added watercolors (above). I’m looking forward to using oil based inks …[Continue reading]



Watercolor: Sour Green Apples & Wine

7 x 9.25 Watercolor on paper Belinda Del Pesco Fine Art Blog



Watercolor: Summer Sunday

Summer Sunday 6 x 7.5 Watercolor on BFK Rives paperSoldPainted today from a photo taken on a breezy summer afternoon in the back yard. DC was reading a magazine and dozed off (though he’d deny this), so I grabbed the camera and started plotting a watercolor themed after reading and napping; two of my favorite subjects. (And apparently – his favorite subjects too.) Belinda Del Pesco Fine Art Blog



Watercolor: Central California High Noon

Central California High Noon 15 x 11.5 Watercolor on Arches Hot Press Available for sale here.This was painted during the San Diego Artwalk in April (in process on my easel below), based on a photo my step dad TC sent me of an abandoned farm in Cayucos, CA. I’ve listed it on Ebay and will be posting more work there, and in my Etsy shop, each day this week, so check back to see what’s available. Painting & talking all weekend in San Diego. Belinda Del Pesco Fine Art Blog



Watercolor: Tender Garden

Tender Garden 6 x 5.3 Watercolor on BFK RivesPainted on the plane while flying west – after an incredible visit with family; mostly between 70-94 years old. There were some peer-age cousins in there too, but the focus was on those born in the first third of the last century. It was a nostalgic and poignant trip. Belinda Del Pesco Fine Art Blog



Watercolor: Copper Mine

Copper Mine (near Ajo, AZ) 9.5 x 7.5 Watercolor on Aquabee paperSoldThis copper mine is in southern Arizona near the Mexican border, and my traveling buddies were kind enough to pull over and let me take photos to use as painting reference. The geometry & colors of the storage barrels and metal feeders made me want to try something industrial. Belinda Del Pesco Fine Art Blog



Monotype: Indian House Mountain, AK

Indian House Mountain, AK 8.5 x 6 Caran D’Ache Monotype & Watercolor Available for sale here.Sold Using the same piece of mylar as yesterday’s post, this was a fast and loose sketch of Indian House Mountain, from a reference photo taken as we drove along Seward Highway near Anchorage last June. You can see in the image below that the pressure on the press was too light, and I got a very faint print, but that’s okay, because there are plenty of art supplies in the studio, waiting for experiments after the print & paper dry. Pulling the print after a trip through …[Continue reading]

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