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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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Research: Links to Articles On How to Simplify

Research, that is to say my investigation and study into what it means to “simplify” a design in drawing and painting. Building A Knowledge Base. Hi!  Over the past few months, I’ve been looking for articles on the topic of simplification.  That is, I’ve been trying to find out what simplification is all about.  You […]

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Painting & WSO Traveling Exhibition In Carlton, OR

Wallow Gallery, Carlton OR Greetings!  I am pleased to say that my watercolor painting “Three Minute Egg V11”, is now showing in the Wallow Gallery, Carlton, OR. You see, it is one of the 20 award winning paintings from the Watercolor Society of Oregon’s (WSO) Spring 2018 Experimental Exhibition.  And, WSO has a traveling show consisting […]

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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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One Way To Simplify: Using Silhouette Shape Studies.

Simplify: To clarify; to make easier to understand. Just Thinking! Greetings!  I have been thinking about how to “simplify” lately and how the term applies to creating paintings.  You see, I have a mini workshop coming up with the Watercolor Society of Oregon (WSO) this fall. Why Simplify? But, what do we mean by simplification […]

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