Watercolor: Study for Practiced Resolve (& a painting by Jonathan Aller)

Study for Practiced Resolve 4.3 x 6.8 on Moleskin Watercolor paper
I’m in the planning stages for some new work for a show in the Spring, and I’m trying to test the ideas here on a small scale. I wish I could get by on 2-3 hours of sleep, because I have so many ideas. It’s good to be on fire.
Under drawing in my groovy new moleskin watercolor sketchbook.

Habanero Peppers 8×10 oil on board by Jon Aller You can see Jon’s process shots of this little gem here.

I started collecting art online in 2004-5, and almost 6 years later, I still discover artists almost every day. Jonathan Aller is new to me this year, and I didn’t hesitate to buy his habanero painting when I saw it, since they were a favorite with my Dad and Grandfather and I’ve seen my brother laughing (and sweating) with glee while eating them on more than one occasion. Jonathan is very talented, and if you peruse his web site, you’ll see everything from cast drawings to ball point pen portraits. His blog is loaded with process shots and lots of videos too, so grab a beverage and a note book, swivel on over in a comfy chair and have a look.


Art Quote
Beautiful painting & beautiful song contain similar qualities of mathematical composition. Yet they differ in terms of presentation. A song presents a linear progression of aural vibrations through time, discerned by the ear. Painting presents visual vibrations all at once, discerned by the eye. In other words, a painting is like a song, frozen in time. ~Juliette Aristides

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5 Responses to Watercolor: Study for Practiced Resolve (& a painting by Jonathan Aller)

  1. Don Gray 08/17/2010 at 7:32 am #

    Such a beautiful study, Belinda.

  2. SarahBowie 08/17/2010 at 2:08 am #

    Love this study. It’s wonderful as-is. And your final plan will be even grander!

  3. Dan Kent 08/16/2010 at 6:01 pm #

    That settle it! I’m burning all my moleskines! (just kidding.) This is so good though, it makes me rethink entirely how I use them.

  4. Mariann 08/16/2010 at 4:50 pm #

    Hi Belinda,
    always fun to read your blog, great study!
    I collect art too, almost all of it original prints, and am always amazed that people will buy a reproduction over a “real” print, more info is needed and your blog is great for that!

  5. Julie Broom 08/16/2010 at 9:18 am #

    Love this one, it’s a very powerful and compeling study. I really enjoy your blog Belinda, thanks so much for sharing with us.

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