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World Watercolor Month: Himalayan Poppy

Fell in love with the paper-thin petals in the soft blue; I’ve not seen this flower before. Painted from an image from a friend. For these watercolor posies I am trying out a new book (to me) from Hand-Book, one … Continue reading

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World Watercolor Month: Crocus

I don’t know whose image I painted from, but I thank them. flowers are so good for releasing an artist’s block. To hear more about World Watercolor Month visit here: Everyone can play! To hear about classes, follow me on … Continue reading

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World (Not) Watercolor Month: Orange Daisies

I know I won’t be able to keep up with the one-a-day watercolor, but when I do them I enjoy them! These took me way back to being a kid in the 60’s, avocado and orange and pop-culture flower power! … Continue reading

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World Watercolor Month: Sweet Peas / Creative Block

I am in a creative slump. I’ve been in this stuck place for weeks and pushed myself to sketch posies — which usually works — but nothing is working.  Painting these flowers has been like slogging through mud.  I told … Continue reading

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World Watercolor Month: Dan’s Purple Flower

Flower from an image by Dan Antion, a good photographer and writer-blogger, met through blogging and he is a friend who also lets me steal his images from which to paint. I love that I am starting this new book … Continue reading

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World Watercolor Month: Coffee Ritual

We have a coffee ritual.  Mitchell makes the coffee. I slice the fresh ginger for him. Beautiful cups, and sliced fresh ginger, brown sugar and milk make a heavenly coffee. Mitchell puts his finger in it for extra sweetness. I’ve … Continue reading

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World Watercolor Month: Three Berries

Berries in pretty blue glasses! What could be better? Okay, we added a little vanilla bean ice cream in one serving and that was good too! Ink painting, mostly Robert Oster inks, and Hoping Charlie will be okay with ink-painting: … Continue reading

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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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