Tag Archives: watercolor

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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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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Artist on a Mission – A Demo, A Podcast and a Video

I love thIs quote from the book Art & Fear by David Bayles & Ted Orland:  “Look at your work and it tells you how it is when you hold back or when you embrace. When you are lazy, your … Continue reading

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Artist on a Mission – Life Well Lived

It’s nice to know a bit about the person you’re painting. I know this guy well. After all I beat him in a leg wrestle when he was 14 and I was dating his brother. When he came home quite … Continue reading

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Artist on a Mission -Noah’s Ark

I love to see a project go from beginning spark of an idea to a completed project. It takes a great amount of faith, courage and perseverance.  You have to believe in yourself and the project enough to see the … Continue reading

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Artist on a Mission – Getting your feet underneath you

Here’s nine suggestions for when life goes a little crazy.  It’s ok to sit and stare out the window.  Madeleine  L’Engle in her book “Walking on Water” talks about the importance of “being” time. It’s like the time when you … Continue reading

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Artist on a Mission – Good Company

“Wind Blown Sand” was in good company at the St. George Art Museum. It shared some space with “Monolith” by Maynard Dixon 1909. The abovet article is from the St. George Art Museum Newsletter.  One day my husband and I … Continue reading

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Artist on a Mission – Sisters

So there’s the sister I shared a room with, and an iron-barred double bed. I would tap to the middle bar, then bring my arm down like a hatchet to make sure she was not on my side of the … Continue reading

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