Category Archives: watercolor

Capturing Sunflowers

There is so much beauty in this world. I love painting people, landscapes and flowers. So I paint whatever grabs my eye. I love painting flowers because they have beautiful abstract shapes. There is a real freedom in painting flowers. … Continue reading

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Rip it Up and Throw it Out?

We’ve all arrived there. You look at the progress on your drawing or painting and you see no way to salvage it. You see no way but to throw it out and start over again. The above painting arrived at … Continue reading

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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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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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Running into an Old Friend

    I went out to Lynda Nelson’s new Workshop and Gallery store to drop off some of my art which will be displayed and for sale there. She had brought in an old friend of mine.  It was so … Continue reading

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Looky There

So the latest “thing” is getting rid of clutter and keeping those things that give you joy. Sometimes you have to share the things that bring you joy with others. If you’re an artist, you have to send those things … Continue reading

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Science and Imagination

Robert Henri, in his book The Art Spirit, said, “To have ideas one must have imagination. To express ideas one must have science.” One way to get the “science” is drawing the model from life. You will train your eye … Continue reading

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Dead Skunk on the Side of the Road

Years ago, I was riding my bike.  My eye was on a new white stripe painted on the side of the road. My feet spinning, my hands on the handle bars, my eyes on the road, I followed the white … Continue reading

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Plein Air Painting at the Timpanogos Story Telling Festival

I plopped up my easel between two tents at the Timpanogos Story Telling Festival. Becky Hartvigsen and I had been invited to paint plein air. There I was painting in the shade of a big tree, a slight breeze blowing … Continue reading

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Of Crocodiles and Bygone Mansions

Your art can take you many places. One moment you can be painting a home from the past, a home where you want to get the details right. The next moment you are painting from pure imagination, a cover for … Continue reading

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