Category Archives: Making art/crafts

Sea Creatures: Sea Anemone – Contracted

This colorful sea anemone is contracted to protect against enemies and to slow down metabolism.  

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Ocher Glaze #1

This is a piece that was inspired by some playing I had done a few months ago.  I was inspired by Jeannie Dobie’s book Making Color Sing and was exploring the glazing technique she discusses in the book.  I also … Continue reading

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Yellow Tropical Fish

Just finished this little guy today.  I’m starting to get the hang of the magnetic lasso tool in order to get a nice cut-away of my painting.    

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Four Seashells

About a week ago I sifted through the paintings I made this past year, and I realized that I had already forgotten about some of the work I had done.  Usually, when I finish a series, I will scan the … Continue reading

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Abstract patterns – Ink and Watercolor

I’ve been spending time thinking about patterns – how can we form good habits, why is the world the way it is and are recent events a repetition of past events?  The world around us is built on patterns and we … Continue reading

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Good Art, Bad Art: The Myth of Spontaneous Talent

There is a myth that great artistic inspiration and talent can flow out of an individual without prior experience or need for editing.  This isn’t possible.  No one becomes an Olympian or a physician, without years of training, so why would … Continue reading

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Watercolor: Bowl of Fruit

This painting is based on a picture I took of a bowl of fruit a friend of mine created when I last visited her.  The colors were so vibrant and fresh I knew I would want to attempt a painting … Continue reading

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