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Five Minute Drawing And #21aweek

Five Minute Drawing – my new “fast and furious” exercise*. It’s About Drawing Skills. Hi! Lately I’ve been working on my drawings skills. I am wondering, does that sound familiar? It seems to me that several of my posts…

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Montana Watercolor Society Online Exhibition & Award

Two “Three Minute Egg” Series Paintings On Display. Greetings! I am pleased to say that I have two paintings showing in the Montana Watercolor Society‘s 2020 Annual Members Exhibition. The paintings are “Three Minute Egg #11&#…

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Struggling To Create During Home Isolation

Greetings! How are you doing? I hope that you are safe and healthy. And, for my artist friends are you struggling to create? Or, rather, have you been able to keep your work production up? Home Isolation. The reason I ask this question is that I am …

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Draw or Sketch? What is the Difference?

To Draw, To Sketch, Drawing, Sketching, A Drawing, A Sketch. I’ve been thinking about the difference between the act of drawing and sketching. And, I’ve been considering the finished products: a sketch and a drawing. Defining the Difference Betw…

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On Being The Artist’s Model

Recent Self Portrait. I rarely draw or paint my self portrait. Perhaps this is because I’m not that great of a model! That is, I wiggle too much. During this past month’s “Strada Easel Challenge”*, I did a self portrait as par…

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Decade In Review: Final Four 2016 to 2019

Happy New Year and New Decade! I’d like to finish out my micro mini “decade in review” by showing you four watercolor paintings. The paintings represent years 2016 to 2019. 2016. This painting was an experiment in adding Celtic symbo…

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Decade In Review: Cell Phone Conversations 2014 & 2015

Hi! By the time the decade hit the middle years, cell phones and smart phones where everywhere. And, today’s paintings for my mini review are all about cell phone conversations. Cell Phone Conversations And The Cat. Starting off with “Han…

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Decade In Review: People As Subject in 2012 and 2013

Hi! Continuing on in this mini review of the current decade, I’ll touch on 2012 and 2013 today. Since yesterday I featured works from the Toy Pony collection, I thought we would switch subjects. In 2012 and 2013 I began working with people as s…

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How to Paint a Landscape in Three Different Mediums

How to Paint a Landscape in Three Different Mediums by Anita HartCarroll

Painting the same scene three different times using a different medium on each painting can be very enlightening and a lot of fun! In our article at VeryCreate.com, I explore using pastel, acrylic and watercolor to paint a distinctive landscape of Vantage, Washington on the Columbia River. I share what I learned and what I would do differently the next time I paint the scene.

The goal of the experiment was to see how different each medium handled the same subject and if the final results were unique enough for me to pick a favorite standout. The knowledge I gained by completing the three paintings really surprised me!

In the acrylic painting, I blew up the scale and went for high drama on canvas. Using thin layers of paint and glazes, I was able to adjust the value

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Decade In Review: Toy Pony From 2010 and 2011

Hi! Just for fun, I thought I would do a mini review of the 2010 to 2019 decade. My idea is to share two paintings a day representing a year each. This is an exercise in contemplation, not so much one of critique. In other words “here is wher…

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