Open Wound – a watercolor

I am in love with this piece.  I posted it on instagram while it was a work in progress, and my sister-in-law named it.  The way the colour met on the page and formed their own margins gave her the impression of an open wound that was in process of…

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Peacock at Sunset – a watercolor and zen doodle project

I finished this piece today.  I started working on it last April and took a break over the summer to finish today – about 40 hours of work in all. It is the most detail I’ve undertaken and it was fun.  I spent most of the time on the tail…

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An Ode to the Humble Squirrel – my latest artistic endeavor

Earlier this summer I learned to dot paint  from my lovely 10 yo teacher.  Since then I’ve been looking for inspiration and found it while camping with the same guy.   We spent a long time admiring a very friendly squirrel who was busy picking mushrooms and sitting up on a log…

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Learning to Dot Paint from a 10 Year Old..an afternoon together

Yesterday my 10 YO took the lead in our summer art group – on his first outing!  He taught us how to make dot paintings.  He learned this technique at school and brought home some beautiful work, so I asked him to teach us.  I think it was part of…

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