Tag Archives: #watercolor

Still Working on Gallery in the Garden

Sometimes it’s not what you paint but what you don’t paint. The white space around the object you’re painting has to be designed and is an important part of the painting. You have to think, variety of sizes of shapes. … Continue reading

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Gallery in the Garden

I’ve been busy painting for Becky Hartvigsen’s Gallery in the Garden. Once a year we set up in Becky;s beautiful backyard to display some of our latest paintings. This year there has been water restrictions so it will be Gallery … Continue reading

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It Doesn’t Have to Be Perfect

My grandson was making a postcard to send to his other grandfather. He became so frustrated that the image he had in his head was not being reproduced on the page. He stopped creating and couldn’t put brush to paper … Continue reading

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Labels

The left side of our brain wants to label things. That is a tree and this is how you draw a tree. And so you draw a triangle with a rectangle stump and your left brain says that looks good. … Continue reading

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What Do You Want To Say With Your Art?

So the picture above was taken from the inside of the back door of my son and daughter-in-law’s house. It says exactly what the creator wanted it to say. You can read the emotion in each word. So what kind … Continue reading

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Getting Out of the Studio (Into the freezing early Autumn Snow)

The above picture is deceiving. Its a lot warmer than it was three days before. But the event was well worth a bit of shivering. It was an opportunity to get out and talk with friends and meet new ones. … Continue reading

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An Honorable Mention

Sweet Puppy Dreams has received Honorable Mention at the Davis County Exhibit. You can take a look at the original at the County offices in Farmington with a lot of other fine art. I’ve also got an armful of “Hale … Continue reading

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The Benefits of a Good Workshop

Usually I’m not afraid to put paint to paper but at the Sarah Yeoman Workshop, I stood there looking at my painting and debated. I’ve read to all my students the quotes from the “Art and Fear” book, but I … 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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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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