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One Down, Three to Go

The upholstery project is going well, all four bottom cushions are covered and two of the backs are finished.  One chair has been completely assembled: At this rate, we’ll be eating in style and I’ll get back to painting by next … Continue reading

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Chair Upholstery – still in progress…

About 9 months ago, I decided to reupholster our dining room chairs.  The teak Danish modern set had been given to us by my parents.  They had purchased this back in the 80’s, and now the foam cushion was poking … Continue reading

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Vacation in the Shenandoah Valley

This week Duane and I took a break to explore the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia.  Although the weather was overcast for most of the trip, we did get a good view from Mary’s Rock on our first foray onto Skyline … Continue reading

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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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Artwork – 1, Silverfish – 0

Today, a friend and I took a trip over to the Philadelphia Museum of Art to see American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent.  This exhibition was incredible – I’ve not seen this many historic watercolor paintings in one … Continue reading

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Blue Glass Perfume Bottle – Watercolor Illustration

This illustration was an interesting challenge.  The metalwork made me really think about what colors really represent gold in light, reflected light and shadows.

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Raspberry Lemon Cupcake – Watercolor and Watercolor pencil

This past Christmas, I received a set of watercolor pencils, which I’ve started playing with recently.  I’ve found that I prefer applying these pencils after I’ve laid down layers of watercolor paint.  Building up these layers adds richness and texture … Continue reading

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