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Talent: A Word Rattling Around My Brain! Plus, Its Where I Live.

Talent: a special aptitude, skill or gift someone seems to have; the t-word. Just Thinking. Greetings!  The word and concept of “talent” has been rolling around in my head for …

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Artist’s Studies And Day 19 #StradaEasel January Challenge

Its About Doing Studies. What I’d like to do with today’s article is talk to you about why I do studies.  You might have noticed that I’m called my drawings and paintings for the Strada Easel challenge “studies”.  I’m doing that for a reason: I’m studying! With this article, I’ll also be current in posting […]

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Artist’s Studies And Day 19 #StradaEasel January Challenge

Its About Doing Studies. What I’d like to do with today’s article is talk to you about why I do studies.  You might have noticed that I’m called my drawings and paintings for the Strada Easel challenge “studies”.  I’m doing that for a reason: I’m studying! With this article, I’ll also be current in posting […]

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Prepping for Watercolor and Ink Demo

Art Demonstration on the Horizon! Greetings!  I’m so excited!   I’m preparing myself to do a demonstration (demo) of my watercolor and ink techniques.  I have been invited by the Southern Oregon Society of Artists, a large local organization.  I was thrilled to receive the invitation.  But, I also had a sobering moment;  I needed […]

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Prepping for Watercolor and Ink Demo

Art Demonstration on the Horizon! Greetings!  I’m so excited!   I’m preparing myself to do a demonstration (demo) of my watercolor and ink techniques.  I have been invited by the Southern Oregon Society of Artists, a large local organization.  I was thrilled to receive the invitation.  But, I also had a sobering moment;  I needed […]

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Day Four: The Neighbor’s Flag

Four on the Fourth Happy July Fourth!  For day four of #WorldWatercolorMonth, I thought it would be fun to do something in keeping with our American Independence Day celebration.  I chose my neighbor’s flag hanging of the carport. Color Symbolism I am a painter and color is an important part of my tool box.  Naturally, I […]

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“Kindred Spirits” – 106 Talent Ave Revisited; Drawing Talent Series

Introducing “Kindred Spirits, Art, Ales & Wine” – latest installment of my “Drawing Talent” series. Selecting Painting Locations The weather has been good and I find myself saying: “Why don’t I go outside and draw Talent?”  And, I do, or rather did on Wednesday morning. The first thing I think about when selecting a place […]

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“Organic Grind” Coffee Kiosk – Drawing Talent Series*

Grinding Another Drawing Greetings!  Its “Organic Grind” time!   And, time to add another entry in my “Drawing Talent” series.  The series is about on location watercolor drawings of my hometown  of Talent, OR.  (See the bottom of this post for more about the series). Today I took the opportunity to walk to “Organic Grind”, a […]

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Drawing Talent: TID Dump Truck

I just wanted to do it – go and draw something around Talent, OR.  Its been several months since I’ve been out.  Things just keep getting in the way. For example, rain and storms are headed our direction.  And, it should be rainy for several days. The signs were there that maybe I’d get rained […]

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Sketching Main St Railroad Crossing

Sketching On My Mind Yesterday was another lovely January day in Talent, so a sketching trip to the nearby local railroad depot was in order. Look At Light Pattern When considering a place to sit and draw, I look at how light is falling on my would be subject.  It was about an hour before sun down […]

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