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Painting from my imagination

I love to draw in my small sketchbook.  In fact, I often take my pencil case and sketchbook in my purse … kind of wherever I go.  I’ve been doing this for about 4 years.  I’ve now completed 4 sketchbooks with all kinds of weird and sweet little characters.  I call them “The Unseen Folk”. […]

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Finding The Key 2019

What’s up with Watercolor Backgrounds?

Can you paint a lovely portrait or flower, but when it comes to the background you don’t know what to do?  This is an issue I hear from my students and followers on Facebook and YouTube many times over. Ideas on the Figure Ground Relationship Look for my tutorial on YouTube on how to paint […]

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Mermaid watercolor and ink 2010 large

Inspired by the Art Nouveau Style of Alphonse Mucha

In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s the beautiful refined style of Czech artist Alphonse Mucha became well known. I first saw images of his work at American River College when I was studying with Gary Pruner.  Gary used Mucha’s work, among others, to illustrate design and composition. I loved it at first sight! Many […]

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Look for me on You Tube!

Yes, I’m making you tube videos!   At the beginning of 2018 I decided that I’d like to start making instructional videos.  You Tube seemed to be a good way to go.  As a beginner, I’ve floundered my way through and am finally, here in November, getting some videos up.  They are by no means […]

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Dragonfly Dream c2016 sml

It’s okay to paint someone over and over again.

Sometimes someone is so inspiring to an artist that they paint them over and over again.  This is okay.  Feel free to do it!  🙂 If you have a model, or someone in your life who inspires many paintings, you might question whether you should continue to paint that person over and over again… But, […]

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