Tag Archives: #WorldWatercolorMonth

Preserving Our Small Art Stores

I support our local small art stores 99% of the time; This week reminded me of WHY I shop small business, and why YOU SHOULD TOO. I have used Golden Gesso many times in my life, but never paid attention … Continue reading

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WWM: Day 31, USk Thurman Firehydrant

Walk to the market from the studio. A fire hydrant with a tree growing round it…. I want them to retire the hydrant not touch the tree! And this ends another World Watercolor Month! My takeaway from this year is … Continue reading

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WWM: Day 30, USk Optomitrist

Waiting for Mitchell at the KP optometrist, after I picked up my glasses. We can see our studio from the window, though it is too tiny to draw! Don’t forget: I’m giving away to TWO lucky winners my favorite middle-of-the-night … Continue reading

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WWM: Day 29, Journal painting

*Warning, this is not a happy post! A roller-coaster ride is more accurate.* All through World Watercolor Month I’ve been writing like I haven’t in years. I had so much to be upset about, and then on the heels of … 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: Day 27, Blueberry

This blueberry is symbolic of things I can’t share — but still a watercolor a day! Writing a book… some things you don’t want to trot out toooo early! Don’t forget: I’m giving away to TWO lucky winners my favorite … Continue reading

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WWM: Day 26 Rosh Chodesh

I wrote on Rosh Chodesh about the massive changes that are happening in our lives, our family, and the world. Pages of writing and unfortunately nothing I feel comfortable sharing. I am far more likely to share my “stuff” that … Continue reading

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WWM: Day 25, Savirtri Sleeps

Savitri tends to sleep deeply near us at night… We make noise, move pillows, and really, the only thing that wakes her is if she somehow smells cheese or ice cream or hears chips… food rocks her world! My kinda … 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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WWM: Day 23, PDX Roses

Lovely roses in from of a “brownstone” in the Pearl District! “Paint as you like and die Happy!*” Want to join in the fun? Use the hashtag #WorldWatercolorMonth when you post your drawing on any platform, and add your watercolor … Continue reading

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WWM: Day 22, VSW Rockport Dog

A second stab at catching the essence, this time of a poodly dog in a doorway. Under five minutes, played with where I placed my color for fun. Still paying attention to the eyes in the end livened up the … Continue reading

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WWM: Day 21, VSW Rockport Cow

I have NO time so decided to try catching the essence in a few strokes and brushes of color.  Cow was first try, under five minutes. Paying attention to the eyes in the end helped give the cow life. Thanks … Continue reading

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WWM: Day 20, Laguna Postcard

Randy Boyd let’s me use his photos of home, Laguna Beach, to paint from. His images fill me with cheer; I miss home and the beach so much! Went for fat inked lines and deep tones on this one — … Continue reading

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WWM: Day 19 Grape Hyacinth

Back to textured, rough Hahnemühle Post Cards. Love Grape Hyacinths, which I’d never seen until my first Spring in Oregon. “Paint as you like and die Happy!*” Want to join in the fun? Use the hashtag #WorldWatercolorMonth when you post … Continue reading

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WWM: Day 18 Moon Palm

Any excuse to use my Moonman pen, below! Added a brush dipped in inks and you have my Moon Palm! “Paint as you like and die Happy!*” Want to join in the fun? Use the hashtag #WorldWatercolorMonth when you post … Continue reading

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WWM: Day 17 Moms Stuff, Sun

My mom’s copper sun hanging in my finish room. Trying a different route, waterproof inks building them up. Lexington Grey above… Brown inks added, De Atramentis Document Brown and something I mixed up in a waterbrush! Finally, watercolors added. And … Continue reading

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WWM: Day 16 Moms Stuff, Sun Postcard

Playing around with Robert Oster African Gold; ink-painting! In the end added lines… I LIKE lines! This is loosely based on my Mom’s big copper sun from Mexico. It now hangs in my finish room… Happy Sun! “Paint as you … Continue reading

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WWM: Day 15, Canvas Project, Bedlam!

  BEDLAM! I have the word “BEDLAM” for my entry into the Canvas Project 2018… I started with sketches, as I only have one canvas! I saw Yaman coming at me one night! Bedlam is when the “kittens” get CRAZY … Continue reading

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