Welcoming 2021 by Creating Dala Art

 

What a year it has been.  Throughout all of 2020 I experienced great highs and great lows ... as we all have on every continent and country in the world.  Being the insatiable optimist I am, I look forward to a better year in 2021.

Art has always been at the tip of my fingers to help...

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Analogous Color Schemes in Painting and Nature

Portrait of Louise with Natural Dye Vats of Logwood and Weld

I've had more time this year to dig deeper into the caverns where my inner artist lives.  My inner artist was born as a sculptress, not as a painter.  During the warmer months I created abstract forms out of clay dug from the...

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Gorgeous DIY Gift Tags - Watercolor and Ribbons

color nature Nov 24, 2020
 

This holiday season will be quite different. 

We won’t be gathering together as we have in the past, celebrating our community of family, loved ones and friends. Why not include a little piece of yourself along with the packages you’ll be mailing?  A beautiful gift tag...

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Exciting En Plein Air Opportunity

color miscellaneous Oct 22, 2020
 

In the midst of an amazing week, I was contacted by a teacher in Germany who is teaching her students about Complementary Colors!  I'll be teaching the children about grayscale values with complementary colors  in a special webinar for them in mid November.  I'm thrilled.  The...

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Blooper Videos on DIY Body Easel

 

What a ridiculous amount of mishaps and poor judgement occurred as I attempted to film myself doing a demo of quick, direct watercolor sketches in the cornfield. I was working on an additional lesson using the Analogous with Split Complements color scheme in The Color Scheme Game online course....

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Why Red and Blue Don't Always Give You Purple.

color watercolor Oct 07, 2020
 

The gift I was blessed with when arriving in this world was the gift of curiosity.  It certainly wasn't the gift of drawing or painting. Those skills have been learned and honed over a life time of putting pencil and brush to paper. I draw and paint to observe the world more carefully....

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Celebrating the Relaunch of The Color Scheme Game

color watercolor Sep 29, 2020
 

The Color Scheme Game

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As easy as it might be to give up when the going gets tough, it's simply not in my nature to let nonsense get in the way of living my life as an artist and sharing that joy with other artists.  After a recent conflict with...

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Musicians - Dip Pen and Watercolor In the Dark

Three to four nights a week I braved the darkness of night, alone, to drive to Easton, PA where I spent the next four hours dipping my pen into ink and mixing colors I couldn't see in the poorly lit pubs. The live music, sounds of the crowd and the movements of musicians, dancers and drinkers...

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Along the Way - Apprehension to Connection

 

July 16, 2020

Along the Way - The Transformation of Apprehension to Connection

Through hazy eyes, not quite awake from a night of slumber, I gaze at the drawing on the screen of my iPad. Only three closed shapes remain empty.

Even in my still-sleepy state I felt automatic responses quickly...

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Flexagon Mania

color drawing miscellaneous Jun 29, 2020

One face of a flexagon by Carol S

Flexagon Mania!  I can't help but share the beautiful designs and color combinations of the flexagons made by Carol S and posted in the project section of the Flexagon Fun class.

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