Influenced by Vuillard

 

My love for Vuillard's dancing strokes of color still influence me and delight me.  I think, because I've returned to the habit of intuitive doodling, some of my earlier influences are coming through again.  I'm a bit older and more skilled than when they first entered my life.  I...

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Never Give Up on your Favorite Techniques

The ink and watercolor technique that brings me the most joy and satisfaction is one that I never expected to be acceptable, respected or commissioned.  I was totally wrong.  

In 2004, life was difficult, more so than normal.  What kept me going was sketching musicians...

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A Challenging Font

March 29, 2020

What a strange time this is.  My daily routine has hardly changed at all ... one of the great positive aspects of being an artist and self-employed.  While at the same time, the daily routine of most of the world has changed dramatically and will, I doubt, never return to...

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Perpetual Plant Journal

 

This is a good time to begin a Perpetual Journal whether it be of plants ... or something else.

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A year ago I’d never heard of a perpetual journal.  I was introduced to the concept last April when visiting my friend, Jill Richards, in Wales.  Each week,...

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Morning Scribbler: Feb. 20 - 26, 2020

 

Sometimes I feel I'm using my precious time poorly, spending it editing photographs, videos and text to post online in blogs, websites and learning forums. Time is so precious ... and so is the opportunity to inspire others to nurture our human instinct to be creative, to see the world around us...

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Mini Classes!

 

There's now an additional way that you can experiment with and dig a bit deeper into the techniques I offer in the more extensive, multi-week online courses ...  Mini Courses! These shorter classes that focus on one technique at a time AND present a quick project for you to create with the...

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Forced out of a pigment rut

On the drive back from North Carolina, I sketched from the passenger seat as my husband drove.  Since i usually travel alone, this was a rare treat for me.  I had forgotten how challenging it can be to sketch and paint in a moving car.  It's more difficult than painting in trains,...

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From the driver's seat

On the road trip from new Jersey to The Outer Banks of North Carolina, Tom and I stopped along the way for a bit of WRITE AND DRAW, a variation of the game Drive and Draw that I play when on a solo road trip.  At one of our stops, Tom wrote a couple of paragraphs describing his...

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Palette Talk - My favorite watercolor travel palettes - Pros and Cons

 

I just finished editing this video on travel palettes for one of the sessions in Lesson Three of the new Creating Dala Art online course.  Regardless of whether or not you're creating Dala Art, the video contains useful information on how to customize travel palettes to fit your personal...

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What's on my easel?

oil watercolor Jun 22, 2019

June 22, 2019

What's on my easel?  An excellent question that I've been asked several times over the last week.  The number one question is "Where are you traveling to next and how soon do you leave?" 

Rachel Brice - Tribal Belly Dancer watercolor 40" x 25.25"

With such a...

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