I was going through some storage disks, looking for a particular image, and I found these two paintings from around 2001. They are watercolors, about 11x14 inch. They were done in Colorado on location---looking out the window, of course! It's fun to look back on my earlier work (sometimes) and the painting above is quite similar to my present sketchbook work, a precursor to my current style!
(I still tell the story, to my students, about the lower right image on the top. My friend Helen Shafer Garcia, an excellent artist, said that my rocks looked like baked potatoes! Not that I took it personally...haha, since I still talk about it 12 years later!)
|"Colorado" watercolor circa 2001 ~ by Jane LaFazio|
|"Colorado view" watercolor circa 2001 ~ by Jane LaFazio|
The Tuscan scene, above, was done on location, in Tuscany, and the one below, was done in my studio from a photo I'd taken. Both from around 1998. (Both are probably 20x16 inches or so.)
|" Tuscan Hills" watercolor circa 1998 ~ by Jane LaFazio|
I took my first watercolor class (at a community ed center) in 1993.
This one below, titled "A Walk Around Greenlake" is actually one of my faves. It was done in sketchbook style. Each day, while staying in Seattle, I'd walk around Greenlake, bring something back, and draw it. You can see bits of map and collage and some real sticks too. Yes, I like this one, and I think I'll let it influence my current work.
|"Silvia's fruit stand, Italy" watercolor circa 1998 ~ by Jane LaFazio|
|"A Walk around Greenlake" watercolor circa 2000 ~ by Jane LaFazio|
All these watercolors were framed and sold long ago...Thanks for taking a look back with me.