Thursday, March 12, 2015

LuAnn Dunkinson, Watercolorist

     Today for something different, I decided to post some of the recent paintings I've done since we started traveling  As many of you may know I am an avid watercolorist. This trip is a challenge for me since I am seeing sooo many inspiring subjects to paint, yet I've had to limit my tools to the very bare minimum. We knew it was as inconceivable to me to travel without art supplies as it was to Andy to travel without a guitar, but my painting supplies had to be pared down considerably. Gone are the days when I could paint on a half sheet of Arches cold press paper 20x24 inches. I needed small paper we could fit in the guitar case and my tubes of paint had to be trimmed down to the primaries, and brushes too. As a result, my painting style had to change a bit. I always liked to draw and sketch (some painters cannot do either), so I decided to try freestyle pen sketches with just color washes added later. I'm still not painting as much as I feel like I should, but looking at what I've done on the trip so far, I figured I might as well share!

Here is a pen with a wash added later. Sketched on location in Old Lanta Town, Koh Lanta, Thailand while Andy was busking on the street there. 

A still life from our guesthouse in Chiang Mai, Thailand:
                         The next 2, same style, sketched in Sayulita, Mexico.

These two were done while Andy was out sailing in Akaroa, New Zealand. Straight watercolor:

And the last a panorama of Bon Ban Doi, the farm Homestay in northern Thailand:

Enjoy! If you want to see more of my work visit and, as always, prints or originals are for sale. Just click here to drop me an email and we can work it out. Thanks!


  1. Amazing work! It was fun watching Tricia's jaw drop every time I scrolled down!

  2. your work is just so gorgeous.