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Fun: It is About Drawing For The Joy Of It

Fun:  Something that brings pleasure, enjoyment or entertainment (noun). Happy New Year! Hi!  I realized a couple of days ago that I had yet to post to my blog this 2019!  Goodness gracious and happy new year!  And, why am I so slow? Drawing Too Important To Be Fun? I also had a thought that […]

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Fun: It is About Drawing For The Joy Of It

Fun:  Something that brings pleasure, enjoyment or entertainment (noun). Happy New Year! Hi!  I realized a couple of days ago that I had yet to post to my blog this 2019!  Goodness gracious and happy new year!  And, why am I so slow? Drawing Too Important To Be Fun? I also had a thought that […]

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Pattern And Watercolor Painting “Lighthouse, D9”

Pattern: it is about repeating lines, colors, shapes, values and sizes in a painting. Reviewing Work For A Portfolio. I have been preparing a portfolio of my work for submission to the online literary magazine Cascadia Subduction Zone.  In the process, I was looking at some of my works that I haven’t thought about in […]

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Pattern And Watercolor Painting “Lighthouse, D9”

Pattern: it is about repeating lines, colors, shapes, values and sizes in a painting. Reviewing Work For A Portfolio. I have been preparing a portfolio of my work for submission to the print literary magazine Cascadia Subduction Zone.  In the process, I was looking at some of my works that I haven’t thought about in […]

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Meaning in Painting? Regarding Still Life With Rabbit and Egg

The “Meaning” Question. A fellow artist, Sandra Neary, asked me about the meaning of this still life composition.  In particular, why is the egg larger than the rabbit? Dinosaur Egg & Pygmy Rabbit? Well, all sorts of silly responses bounced around my head.  For instance, what if the egg were a dinosaur egg and the […]

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A Clown: More Than A Smiling Face

But, still, a smiling clown can be good! Clowns Popped In My Head. Hi!  Lately, I’ve been doing some small studies of clowns.  Why clowns?  I don’t know.  They popped into my head this past May and I keep coming back to them. Research Time. So, after a few drawings, I thought it might be […]

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Simplifying – In Drawing & Painting Composition

Coming To Terms With Simplifying. Greetings!  I’m still thinking about this idea of simplifying.  In this article, I speculate about where the concept of simplifying fits in the composition lexicon for drawing and painting. Mini Workshop Coming Up. Yes, this is the kind of thing I contemplate on from time to time.  And, if you […]

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Royal Pears: New Collector; Plus A Bit of Imagination, Freedom & Embracing Process

Sometimes its just about freedom and exploration; that is, taking a moment to release your inner adventurous spirit. Intentions. Greetings!  I would like to share with you the story about my two Royal Pear watercolor paintings.  The smaller is the first version and a new friend and collector purchased it this week. The Story. One […]

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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 a week or two.  Its odd, I think, but recently I’ve read good blog posts by other artists on the subject of talent, skills, passion; […]

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Tools of The Artist’s Trade: Using Symbols To Enhance Meaning

Symbols, in my case, images or colors representing ideas, thoughts or emotions. St. Patrick’s Day. Hi!  Its “St. Patrick’s Day” weekend!  I have always understood this day to be one in which people of certain cultural descent honor St. Patrick, the Patron Saint of Ireland. Of Celtic Descent. Even though I am a descendent of […]

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