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30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge I joined the “30 Paintings in 30 Days” challenge sponsored by Leslie Saeta even though I had projects coming up that might prevent me from finishing the challenge.  Why take on the challenge?  I thought it was worth the start and good practice.  Even if I don’t post, its […]

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Talent Library Entrance: Day 11 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

Remembering My First Library Visit Libraries.  Do you remember the first time you went to a library?  I do.  I don’t remember the book I checked out, but I do remember going. Up until that  magical day, libraries were grown up places and I was too young.   We were living in Bayard, NM and […]

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Talent Cafe: Day 10 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

New (Real) Talent Cafe I thought I’d clarify, this is the NEW Talent Cafe!  (They call themselves the “Real” Talent Cafe). Old (Original) Talent Cafe On August 31st, I posted an article called “Drawing Talent: Joe Dunbar Designs & Talent Cafe” . You see, the building depicted in the watercolor study was the old, original Talent […]

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Tea Party: Day 8 & 9 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

Two paintings with tea cups, that makes a tea party doesn’t it? The Tea Cup’s Story I collected my tea cup when I was living in Germany. Its made in there and its dishwasher safe, a bonus! Its kind of an odd choice of souvenir because I’m not a big tea drinker. But, I liked […]

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SOU Churchill Hall: Day Seven of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

Yesterday (day 7) my husband Robert and I went to nearby Ashland, OR on an errand. We thought it would be fun for me to do a watercolor study of something at Southern Oregon University (SOU). I chose “Churchill Hall” which we used to call the administration building. You see, some thirty years ago my […]

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Porto Gelato: Day 6 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

Today’s painting is a good example of how I find subject matter  I had a story I wanted to tell, but didn’t know what building would help me tell that story. I walked downtown and was looking at sights and wasn’t quite satisfied.  Then, I saw my neighbor and proprietress of “Funky Fashions” in downtown […]

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A Cubist State of Mind, Day 5 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

“I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them. ” -Pablo Picasso Day five of 30 paintings in 30 days.  I am  burnt siena, ultramarine blue and Cubist today.  What else?   I awoke feeling square. I drew one. Then I drew a circle, just to be different. Add a line, a stitch […]

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Day Four of 30 Paintings in 30 Days: Railroad Depot

Why Not? The day was beautiful, the light just right, so why not paint outside? Exactly! And, off I went to visit my hometown railroad depot for a session of watercolor painting. I have drawn it before as part of my “Drawing Talent” project, but had not painted the depot. Railroad Connections I was brainstorming about […]

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Day Three of 30 Paintings in 30 Days – Another Portrait

Going For It & Improvising Sometimes success is showing up and going for it. That’s how today’s post feels. This is another portrait improvisation. I try to start and finish in one sitting, which is not my usual approach. For me, this is a test of wits. I have to be able to think on […]

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Day Two of 30 Paintings in 30 Days: Wavy Hair

Day Two:  Lady With Wavy Hair Hair; aren’t our attitudes about it interesting?  This lady’s hair reminds me of 1950 styles.  Plus, for those of us who lived through it, the 60s saw quite the experimentation in hair for men.  What are your thoughts? We link thoughts about who we are to our hair.  For […]

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