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Alla Prima; Day 19, Cappuccino V8: #30paintingsin30days

Alla Prima, an Italian word which means getting a painting done in one session or before the painting dries. One Session Painting! Greetings!  Today’s painting was an exercise in “getting in done – now!” To explain, I usually work my paintings over multiple sessions.  In between, the painting is allowed to dry.  Furthermore, my mind […]

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Its About Learning; Day 18 #30paintingsin30days Espresso Time-R Study

What I’m learning today:  how to paint with watercolors while standing at an easel.  Learning: Watercolor & Vertical Easel. Greetings!  And, may I say there is much to be learned while painting on paper held vertical by an easel.  My usual mode is more horizontal. What do you need to learn, you might ask.  How […]

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Cartoons; Day 17 of #30paintingsin30days: Oregon Cowboy

Cartoons, comics and funnies; I’ve loved them for almost as long as I can remember. My Cartoons. Greetings!  Today I would like to share with you a couple of the cartoon characters I’ve drawn in the past few years. To explain, from time to time I create cartoons, usually for special occasions and with specific […]

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Problem Solving; Day 16 #30paintingsin30days; Groovin’ With Cappuccino V7

Painting is about problem solving; kind of like one and one equals two. That is to say, you work until problems are solved and the painting is in balance. Problem Solving & Painting. Greetings!  Today I’d like to talk a bit about problem solving and painting.  Not sure I’ve done so before.  I will use […]

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A Bit Of Humor; Day 15 #30paintingsin30days Challenge. Ms LemonDrop Enjoys Espresso

Maybe a touch of gentle humor is just what’s needed. A Need For Humor. Greetings!  I’d like to share with you a some thoughts on humor, composition and Ms. LemonDrop. To explain, I seem to find a bit of humor irresistible from time to time.  In a way, I think this penchant for adding whimsical […]

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Heartened: WSO Spring Exhibition and Day 14 “The Heart Is Complicated”

Heartened, as in feeling encouraged, elated and (nearly always) cheerful. Happy Valentine’s Day! Good News. I am so pleased to say that my watercolor painting “Three Minute Egg V11” was juried in to the Watercolor Society of Oregon (WSO) Spring Experimental Exhibition.  The Juror is Ms. Fran Larsen, an artist I have long admired. Its […]

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Artwork At Ashland Parks & Recreation; Days 12 & 13 #30paintingsin30days Challenge

Its cheerful; its colorful; and its Stermer-Cox artwork at the Grove Building, Ashland Parks and Recreation. Art Show. Greetings!  I am pleased to announce that my husband Robert and I hung fourteen of my paintings yesterday at the above mentioned Grove Building, 1195 East Main St., Ashland OR.  You may see the artwork during business […]

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Artwork At Ashland Parks & Recreation; Days 12 & 13 #30paintingsin30days Challenge

Its cheerful; its colorful; and its Stermer-Cox artwork at the Grove Building, Ashland Parks and Recreation. Art Show. Greetings!  I am pleased to announce that my husband Robert and I hung fourteen of my paintings yesterday at the above mentioned Grove Building, 1195 East Main St., Ashland OR.  You may see the artwork during business […]

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Musing; Day 11 of #30paintingsin30days Challenge; Cappuccino Time-R V2

Musing: A period of reflection or thought. A Day For Musing. Greetings! Its a lovely Sunday afternoon.  Its one of those days where the weather is unsettled, snow, then sun, then gray again.  I caught myself in a state of musing as I stared out the window.  I love the quiet of this time of […]

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Limited Palette? Day 10 #30paintingsin30days. “Cappuccino Time-R”.

On using a limited palette, good idea or bad idea?  Or, just an idea? Intentions. Greetings!  I read an article today titled “Why Limit Your Palette?” by artist Paul Foxton of the website “Learning to See”. I took away two points from the article I’d like to explore. One is the value of challenging one’s […]

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