Monthly Archives: May 2020

From Five Feet Away…

It doesn’t look too bad. From five feet away, my winter scene painting actually looks like a river covered with patches of snow and ice. I have lots of trees on the hillsides, and I have a few scraggly weeds

From Five Feet Away…

It doesn’t look too bad. From five feet away, my winter scene painting actually looks like a river covered with patches of snow and ice. I have lots of trees on the hillsides, and I have a few scraggly weeds

Seriously?

The good news is that my watercolor techniques are improving — somewhat. Doing daily “watercolor warm-ups” is helpful. Practicing each day leads to progress. Painting every day makes a huge difference. There’s something else that makes a huge difference, I’ve learned,

Seriously?

The good news is that my watercolor techniques are improving — somewhat. Doing daily “watercolor warm-ups” is helpful. Practicing each day leads to progress. Painting every day makes a huge difference. There’s something else that makes a huge difference, I’ve learned,

Buckle Up!

Yes, folks, this is my promised rant about watercolor paper. Now that I’ve been playing around with my watercolors for a few weeks, I’m remembering my frustrations and why I finally gave up watercolor painting. It’s not because of the

Buckle Up!

Yes, folks, this is my promised rant about watercolor paper. Now that I’ve been playing around with my watercolors for a few weeks, I’m remembering my frustrations and why I finally gave up watercolor painting. It’s not because of the

Be Quick About It!

I had a lot of fun in my studio this morning. I got out my oil paints again, grabbed a canvas and did a very quick painting. From start to finish — assuming that this really is finished — it

Be Quick About It!

I had a lot of fun in my studio this morning. I got out my oil paints again, grabbed a canvas and did a very quick painting. From start to finish — assuming that this really is finished — it

A Playful Project

I’m going to say it straight out — I love this whimsical watercolor. I don’t care how long I live, how many paintings I do, or how well I ever master the medium of watercolor, this will always be one

A Playful Project

I’m going to say it straight out — I love this whimsical watercolor. I don’t care how long I live, how many paintings I do, or how well I ever master the medium of watercolor, this will always be one

Do the Best You Can with What You’ve Got

Monday morning last week was not the best of mornings. It started off all right, but then I came down to the studio. I eagerly opened my browser and headed here to the blog. It’s a fun part of my

Do the Best You Can with What You’ve Got

Monday morning last week was not the best of mornings. It started off all right, but then I came down to the studio. I eagerly opened my browser and headed here to the blog. It’s a fun part of my

The Three-Quarters Pole

I learned an interesting fact today about horse-racing. Those markers you see along the track don’t tell how far the jockey has come but show instead how far he still must go. In other words, the “quarter pole” doesn’t indicate

The Three-Quarters Pole

I learned an interesting fact today about horse-racing. Those markers you see along the track don’t tell how far the jockey has come but show instead how far he still must go. In other words, the “quarter pole” doesn’t indicate

Don’t Think — Just Draw

Every day when I check my email I have newsletters from artists and art businesses throughout the world. Most are trying to sell me something. In hopes of doing that, many of these emails have something free to offer —

Don’t Think — Just Draw

Every day when I check my email I have newsletters from artists and art businesses throughout the world. Most are trying to sell me something. In hopes of doing that, many of these emails have something free to offer —

Playing with Colors

My watercolor warm-up each morning is quite enjoyable. It’s become one of my favorite times of the day. I squiggle and scribble on newsprint. I splash water and paint here and there, I make thin lines and thick lines, and

Playing with Colors

My watercolor warm-up each morning is quite enjoyable. It’s become one of my favorite times of the day. I squiggle and scribble on newsprint. I splash water and paint here and there, I make thin lines and thick lines, and

So What Do I Do With It Now?

I had fun one evening while my husband worked on painting the walls of my studio. As he rolled paint, I sat here at my computer browsing watercolor videos. Oh, did I find a fun one! Try These Loose Watercolor

So What Do I Do With It Now?

I had fun one evening while my husband worked on painting the walls of my studio. As he rolled paint, I sat here at my computer browsing watercolor videos. Oh, did I find a fun one! Try These Loose Watercolor