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Is there a trick to learning watercolor?

I remember in junior high loving the way watercolor went on the paper. I was painting flowers and the way the paint mixed with the water was beautiful. My use of watercolor was sporadic. Later on I thought that watercolor … Continue reading

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After the Critique

Robert Henri, in the book “The Art Spirit” said, “The technique learned without a purpose is a formula which when used, knocks the life out of any ideas to which it is applied.” So there is a lot of self … Continue reading

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Catching up with Some Old Friends

I was able to pick up a few paintings that had been on display at the West Bountiful City Offices while I was gone on my mission. They have been under quarantine for the past few months so nobody was … Continue reading

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Best of Show and How to Handle a Critique

So “Ohana Hands” won Best of Show at the Utah Watercolor Societies Small Works Show. It is hanging with the show at the Ogden Depot. I hope you get a chance to go up and check out the show. It … Continue reading

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Capturing the Passing Landscapes

I love being the passenger as our car is driving across the country. There is a never ending variety of views that whip past the car window.  When I’m passing through an interesting area I’ll pull out my camera and … Continue reading

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A Pencil and a Piece of Paper

Some of the most asked questions in workshops and demonstrations I teach are “What brush are you using?” “What paints are you using?” “What paper are you using?” One of the nice things about art is that with a pencil … Continue reading

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The Hope of Christmas

What emotions the shepherds must have felt that night. It was a night no different than any other. They are out doing what they’ve always done, watching their flocks. The quiet sounds of night surround them.  Then the heavens light … Continue reading

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Artist on a Mission – Aloha Oe

So it’s time to take off our missionary badges. It’s been an interesting time. We have been able to experience the Aloha of the people working and serving at the Brigham Young University Hawaii, the Polynesian Cultural Center, and the … Continue reading

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Artist on a Mission – With Full Purpose of Heart

In 3 Nephi 10:6 it talks about full purpose of heart, returning to God with full purpose of heart. I think that is the way we should paint, with full purpose of heart. When I look around this beautiful world … Continue reading

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Artist on a Mission – Making Straightway On a Zigzagged Course

This character has been growing in my imagination. I’ve worked with how this little bear should look. You have to dive into the work and get started before you can make any progress. Here is your goal and you start … Continue reading

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