The Meaning Question

“What is the meaning of your art?” That was the question posed to me a couple of months ago during a conversation about my paintings. Not A Good Answer. My answer? Well, I would say nothing illuminating or noteworthy. Indeed, I was a bit …

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Three Watercolor Studies Done While Camping

Greetings! I hope this finds you enjoying your summer. One think I enjoy doing is watercolor studies while my husband and I are out camping somewhere. And, that’s what I want to talk about today. From Classes To Traveling. To explain, after spe…

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“Moon Goddess” – Halloween & Pollinator Bat

Halloween and Bats Go Together. Greetings! It is late October and that must mean it is “Moon Goddess” time. Why October? Well, bats are a traditional theme for Halloween and she is a bat. Or rather, a colored pencil drawing inspired by…

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Autumn In Lithia Park III: A Walk In The Park

Greetings and Happy Autumn! You see, here on the southwestern Washington coast, the leaves are starting to turn. And, the breeze is just a bit cooler perhaps. It feels like Fall. So, while contemplating the change of the seasons, some of my earlier a…

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Talent OR and Remembering On September 11th

Greetings! On this the 11th day of September, I am thinking about my family, friends and colleagues who live in Southern Oregon’s Rogue Valley. The Rogue Valley is our former home. To explain, eleven months ago my husband and I left the Rogue Valley a…

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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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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: 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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