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Gratefulness

Here are some things that I’m grateful for this year:  I’m grateful for two year olds that say, “I love Uncle Luke. 40 minutes til Luke’s house.” I’m grateful for mother-in-laws that need to putter, puttering with a card for … Continue reading

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Live Model vs Photographs

Part of every artists training and continued training should be painting and sketching from the live model. The experience involves seeing things with your eyes that the camera does not see. The model asked me why do you paint from … Continue reading

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The First Brushstroke

It is important to know where you are going, before you put down that first brushstroke. You can do that by value studies and color studies. You can also do that by looking at your painting and rehearsing where that … Continue reading

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From Time to Time I Meet People Who Have Been Reading My Blog. Thanks For Joining Me Here.

Thanks to everyone who took the time to come to Gallery in the Garden. It’s always a good time to talk to everyone about art and painting with watercolor. The winner of the Giclee print drawing was notified and the … Continue reading

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Finding Beauty Each Day

Some artists have a hard time finding something to paint. I find paintings all around me. There is so much beauty in this world. All you have to do is take the time to see it. You learn something from … Continue reading

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Painting More Than You Can See

There is the visual part of art, the trying to reproduce what you see out there in the world. It is also good to add the emotional part of the painting. You’re trying to paint two dogs by looking at … Continue reading

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Paintings, Paintings Everywhere.

Sometimes you sit back and go wow. I’ve got paintings all over the place. There were paintings up at Eccles in Ogden at the Utah Watercolor Society Two Star Signature Show. (Received Honorable Mention) There is a painting at the … Continue reading

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Giving All You Have

What happens when you put your full effort into something? When you put your full effort into a painting.? When you give all you can even when you think it won’t be enough? A little over four years ago, my … Continue reading

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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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