Watercolor: Freesia, Pitcher & Lemons

Freesia, Pitcher & Lemons 6 x 8 Watercolor on Strathmore Bristol Plate Finish paperAvailable for sale here.Painted while flying between LA and Orlando, so the pigment is applied in pretty heavy layers. I can’t blame too much time on my hands & my less than ideal set up on the plane, but this one was a challenge. Next time, I’ll bring multiple drawings to fill the time, and I’ll prep them just a bit more petite in size. (Unless I get upgraded from coach.) 🙂 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: 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: 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: 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



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]



Watercolor: Entry Window

Entry Window 12 x 6 Watercolor on Strathmore Aquarius II paperSoldPainted from a reference photo that I’ve been painting and sketching from for almost 10 years. There’s something about windows & sills that I’ve always loved. Work in process on the easel Belinda Del Pesco Fine Art Blog



Watercolor: Tin Horse with Lilies

Tin Horse with Lilies 7.5 x 10.5 Watercolor on Bristol paperSold The sunlight at dawn sprays the best shadows in our house. This vase of lilies had just opened, and the star shaped white against all the abstract shadows in dark hues was too good to pass by. The little horse is wooden underneath, and covered with hammered tin and nails – just enough armor to challenge the sunrise. Belinda Del Pesco Fine Art Blog

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