Wednesday, November 7, 2007


4th and King st. watercolor 1979

Roccos ink and markers 1978

I recently found myself in one of those “there is nothing I feel like painting” moods, and as I usually do, began looking around the studio for some busy work to keep me occupied. I’m not sure how it happened, but I ended up looking through some very old slides of my earliest work, dating as far back as 1978. (It was not until 1981 that I officially launched my art career.) At that time I did not know how to paint and my work consisted mainly of ink drawings. Later I began using markers, and then watercolor. Even then, my skills were quite limited; I couldn’t paint trees or skies so they were simply omitted from my paintings.

Here are a few examples of that work. I apologize for the quality of the reproduction, the slides were old and my skills were far from developed.


Abby Creek Art said...

Geez Bill...your work in 1978 was already fabulous!

I've been following Patience's blog for awhile...and am glad I found you too. Your work is beautiful.

And the photos of you and your dogs on her blog today are the sweetest!

Helen Read said...

I think your work was great then too! Its really fun to see how we grow artistically, though! Great post :)