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More Gingerbread Christmas Cookies!

Here is the second set of watercolor Christmas gingerbread cookies that I painted this past week: All of the images were painted individually, then I scanned them, cleaned them up in Photoshop and combined them into a single image. Advertisements

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Gingerbread Christmas Cookies – Watercolor Paintings

I usually like to wait until after Thanksgiving before thinking about Christmas, but I was stuck on painting ideas and wanted to try something fun.  It is easy to over indulge on treats because of parties, stress, and the drop … Continue reading

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Weekend project – Trash to Treasure

Saturday morning while flipping through the Merchandiser and sipping coffee, I saw an ad for a yard sale on the other side of town offering beads and art supplies, so I decided to check it out.  The weather was gorgeous … 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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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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Rework as Rebirth

Spring is my favorite season.  We associate spring with new life and the disintegration of the old and dead.  But, new life comes from an ancient process of repetitive  renewal.  There are many perennials in our garden, and when I … Continue reading

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