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Its That Darn Brand Thing Again! On Defining My Brand

Introduction: My Own Brand, or Modus Operandi Lately I’ve been thinking about “brand” as it relates to my own artistic style or modus operandi (MO).  Why do I avoid defining my brand?  Choices; there comes a time when we can’t do it all.  I have come to realize that if I don’t focus on a […]

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Doing Color Studies

The Value of Color Studies. Greetings!  I am going to give you a short introduction about why I do color studies, then outline how I devised my own color study project.  Finally, I’ll share with you some of the lessons I learned by doing the studies. And, I might add, it is the “doing” that […]

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Artist Block – Don’t Worry, Its OK; It Happens

Part Of Artistic Growth. Experiencing a bout of “Artist Block”?  It’s OK, it happens to many of us and even some of the greats so there is no reason to quit! I hope by sharing with you that this is a perfectly normal, of not frustrating, part of artistic growth, then you and I can […]

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Contemplating Nature and Titles

Contemplating nature – as in spending a few days out camping, being quiet and thinking about life, trees, birds and painting titles. While contemplating, an exciting thing happened.  I had a moment of insight in how titles can suggest different meanings for paintings.  I wondered, how had I not had this insight before?   Contemplating Nature […]

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Contemplating Nature and Titles

Contemplating nature – as in spending a few days out camping, being quiet and thinking about life, trees, birds and painting titles. While contemplating, an exciting thing happened.  I had a moment of insight in how titles can suggest different meanings for paintings.  I wondered, how had I not had this insight before?   Contemplating Nature […]

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Contemplating Nature and Titles

Contemplating nature – as in spending a few days out camping, being quiet and thinking about life, trees, birds and painting titles. While contemplating, an exciting thing happened.  I had a moment of insight in how titles can suggest different meanings for paintings.  I wondered, how had I not had this insight before?   Contemplating Nature […]

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Prepping for Watercolor and Ink Demo

Art Demonstration on the Horizon! Greetings!  I’m so excited!   I’m preparing myself to do a demonstration (demo) of my watercolor and ink techniques.  I have been invited by the Southern Oregon Society of Artists, a large local organization.  I was thrilled to receive the invitation.  But, I also had a sobering moment;  I needed […]

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Prepping for Watercolor and Ink Demo

Art Demonstration on the Horizon! Greetings!  I’m so excited!   I’m preparing myself to do a demonstration (demo) of my watercolor and ink techniques.  I have been invited by the Southern Oregon Society of Artists, a large local organization.  I was thrilled to receive the invitation.  But, I also had a sobering moment;  I needed […]

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Day Four: The Neighbor’s Flag

Four on the Fourth Happy July Fourth!  For day four of #WorldWatercolorMonth, I thought it would be fun to do something in keeping with our American Independence Day celebration.  I chose my neighbor’s flag hanging of the carport. Color Symbolism I am a painter and color is an important part of my tool box.  Naturally, I […]

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Day 3 – Three Broken Seashells

Its About Three In celebration of day 3, the Third of July, and #WorldWatercolorMonth, I’d like to share three broken seashells.  You might have guessed; yes the selection of a group of three was purposeful.  The arrangement was deliberate too.  I wanted the shell with three holes or windows to be facing a different direction than […]

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