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Painting “Cappuccino For Two” At Emerald Art Center (May)

Greetings! I am happy to say that my painting “Cappuccino for Two” was accepted into the Emerald Art Center‘s 16th Annual Emerald Spring Exhibition. To elaborate, this is a national juried painting exhibition held in Springfield, Or…

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Inktober 2021

Hi! It’s Inktober! That is to say, October starts the month of the Inktober challenge. You see, I have wanted to participate in Inktober over the past several years, but what would I draw? And, could I keep up with the challenge for an entire 3…

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Festive Friday: TopsyTurveyTulipLand

Hi and Happy “Festive Friday!” I have been taking on-line classes through The Art Students League of New York lately. And, though I’ve been working, I’m not ready to share the new stuff. For example, this month has been a water…

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Blue: Color Saturation & Temperature

Greetings! When last I wrote, I was talking all about yellow. But, a bit of time has past and my latest adventure has been with the color blue. Still Life Class. To explain, I recently took a still life painting class with Karen O’Neil through …

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Yellow: A Month of Focus On One Color

Yellow! To explain, this May I am taking a beginning still life class with artist Karen O’Neil instructing. It is an online class offered by The Art Student’s League of NYC. And, we are exploring the color yellow. Warm or Cool? You might think, or rath…

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2021 And We Are Back In Oregon!

Hello! Happy 2021! I had not realized that I have been gone so long! So, I send you my deepest apologies! And, I am sitting here, having recently finished a cup of espresso, wondering where I have been. That is, what has kept me away from this blog?…

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Building New Muscles – Figure Drawing Class

For me, learning these days is all about “building new muscles”. Hi! Let me explain what I mean. You see, I have been taking a drawing class titled “Elements of Figuring Drawing, Anatomy for Artists” for the past few months. …

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California Watercolor Association’s 51st National Exhibition

Painting Selected For Exhibition. Greetings! I am thrilled to say that my watercolor painting “Three Minute Egg #14 – Blue Espresso Cup” was juried into the California Watercolor Association’s (CWA) 51st National Exhibition. Th…

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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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