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Watercolor Flamingo…

I had a couple of lovely women in the studio yesterday that wanted to learn a little bit about watercolor. Here’s what we did – this lesson included wet-into-wet, using Frisket as a mask, hard lines, shadows, and a bit … Continue reading

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Clay again today…

Boy, I’d forgotten how FUN clay is! As mentioned previously, I needed to make a few pieces so that when I fired the kiln, it was full. Well, I started playing around again this morning, and couldn’t stop. I made … Continue reading

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Clay….

Well, I haven’t worked in clay for over 2 years!  I need to make a few things so that I can fire up the kiln and get some old small pieces fired, but I don’t want to have a half-filled … Continue reading

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Watercolor with the Ladies….

(click any image and it will open in a new tab, in a slightly larger format) Yet another fabulous day in the studio, laughing, talking, eating, and oh yeah, we actually also did some watercolors. 2 of these ladies paint … Continue reading

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Watercolor In My Art Journal

(Click any image to see it bigger in a new tab) I loved the challenge of this one, which was how little paint is used to show the shape of the bird.

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A Blast From The Past….

Man, I should clean out my studio more often….  I found all these pieces tucked into a file folder.  They are REALLY old.  Like maybe 8 or 10 years old.  Some are experimental, some are pretty decent, actually.  I’ll be … Continue reading

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Owl On The Moon….

Boy, it’s been waaaay to long since I’ve posted anything.  I was in the studio today, cleaning up, and I found about 8 pieces that I’d completely forgotten about.  I’ll be at the BoHo Market at Nest Collective on Saturday … Continue reading

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A bunch of stuff that I made…

I’m desperately trying to get some pieces made for the TinyShop at Nest Collective, so that I have a bit of Reserve stock.  I sold two paintings last week, YAY!!!  These two: The crow is my favorite painting that I’ve … Continue reading

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TinyShop ….

So, my TinyShop at Nest Collective is SLOOOWWWLLLY coming together.  Paul and Chuck built me a wall (No Trump Jokes!!! ha ha ha), and Lorna helped me a LOT with staging it. The Wall The Products – I’d like to … Continue reading

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Travel pics…

A few more that I did while we were in Belize.  Paul and his buddy went to Tecal to see the ruins. Do you like it better with, or without, the bleeding framed outline? No reason for this painting, other … Continue reading

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Sometimes things just don’t work…

Went into the studio this morning intending to paint Old-School Style tattoos onto a pair of white sneakers.  FAIL!  It was really hard (for me) to get any level of detail, and still have the images small enough to put … Continue reading

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Working With a Theme – Moon and Heron

Well, this was an interesting exercise.  Again, using a moon as a background, this will use a Heron as the focal point.  If you’re a watercolor “purist”, just stop reading right now!  I used watercolors, a gold pen, a black … Continue reading

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Working with a theme – Before and After

So, my brother made this comment a while ago: …Looks like a dogs breakfast to me but I know when you’re done it will be great …. This was in reference to the Moon Silhouette Series that I’ve been working … Continue reading

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Travel pics…

Here are a couple I’ve done recently My favorite colors – pink, orange, and yellow  

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Watercolor – Working With a Theme

So, continuing on with the Theme of “things silhouetted against a moon”, I’ve done six more starter pieces.  I’m doing the moons two different ways, so far.  I’m also using an assortment of paper types – 400 lb rough, 140 … Continue reading

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Watercolor – Working With a Theme – Finished

(Go here for Part 1  or Part 2) Sorry for two posts in one day; I didn’t think I’d actually finish this piece today. My original small journal piece had a heron.  I find the dangle-y legs of the heron … Continue reading

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Watercolor – Working With a Theme – Part Two

(Go here for Part 1) I’ve glazed the moon with Quin Gold, and added some really bright green to the other area.  YIKES!  It looks horrid.  But I like how the moon is shaping up. I’ve used a darker color … Continue reading

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Watercolor – Working With a Theme

So, I’ve heard and read that working in a series, or working with a theme, is ALWAYS a good idea for improving your skills, so I’m going to give it a try. The theme will be “Things that are silhouetted against … Continue reading

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Challenge – In The Style Of…..

So this challenge is …any subject, in any medium, in a First Nations style. We live on the West Coast and have a huge number of extraordinary artists that paint in this style. My inspiration was this image from the … Continue reading

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Challenge – Farm Animal

This Challenge was from Jackie – do any kind of farm animal, in the medium of your choice.    

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