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Rona2: Delphiniums

Cynthia let me use her images of delphiniums with which to work; In the true theme of an art journal I was playing with paint and direct watercolor versus pen and ink and watercolor. Trying MGraham Ultramarine Violet, the prettiest … Continue reading

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Rona2: Dandelion, Make a Wish!

I’ve always loved dandelions… I confess to stealing this idea of a dandelion in Gold Dust Piloncitos 1521 from my Aussie friend Shilo McClean. I hadn’t thought of how lovely it might look with the gold as the wish-do-dahs, on … Continue reading

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Fire Engine Red Posie

On smooth  Hahnemühle Nostalgie sketchbook paper I sketched this bright red flower, then touched the waterbrush to the lines, sometimes dipping back into the ink. I may be getting the hang of working with ink with fewer blooms>. *as in … Continue reading

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Peony, Young and Old

From young to old, fading… When the peonies are young they are firm and vibrant. So easy to fall in love with them. When they get older, and begin to fade, I love to watch the lessening of vitality. I … Continue reading

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WWM: Day 28 Flower Doodle

Pairing this great quote with watercolor doodles… Made-up flowers while I listened in a business meeting, then painted later. Don’t forget: I’m giving away to TWO lucky winners my favorite middle-of-the-night watercolor surfaces! Cold Press Hahnemühle PostCards + Goodies Galore! … Continue reading

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WWM: Giveaway! Cold Press Hahnemühle PostCards

Giving away to two lucky winners my favorite middle-of-the-night watercolor surfaces! Cold Press Hahnemühle PostCards! In honor of the paper I use most often for the World Watercolor Month challenge, I’m offering TWO prizes of postcard tins! (Sorry, USA + … Continue reading

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Pink Posies on both Hahnemühle Post Cards

Loving the options of the two types of Hahnemühle Post Cards! Cold pressed on the left, above, and rough on the right. I found a way in to painting without line-work through a fellow painter, Tom Brudzinski… His is more … Continue reading

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Tools: New Cold Press Hahnemühle Post Cards

Loving Hahnemühle Post Cards as I do, I am thrilled to have the cold pressed option! Fabulous!  Perfect!  I am in love!! When I started with the first batch of post cards, highly textural, I loved the size/shape but struggled … Continue reading

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Hahnemühle Post Cards, 8, Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas are on my mind; my mom loves them and the post cards cheer her! I made these to send to her. This one was watercolors and Platinum Lavender ink, which runs just a little when touched with water. This … Continue reading

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VSW: Hahnemühle Post Cards, 4

More middle-of-the-night playing-with-inks postcards. In this one the delicate nature of the blossoms went a little awry, and mostly it was from overdoing the ink layers, then adding watercolors, and every thing began to moosh around and so I blobbed … Continue reading

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Posies

  I can’t get enough of these crazy Hahnemühle Post Cards. I am so swamped with deadlines right now I barely have time to make marks, but I have a stack of these next to my bed in a tin … Continue reading

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Shooting Stars

These remind me of home, Southern California. They used to cover the hills before the dang hills became covered with houses! I am starting to get used to the rough textured watercolor paper of the postcards… Like any material element, … Continue reading

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Johnny Jump-ups

So cheery!  So life affirming — Happy little faces that pop up year after year. Edible, they are lovely tossed onto the top of a summer salad; Surprise! So many variations in color, from pale white with a tinge of … Continue reading

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