Tag Archives: watercolor

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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A Visit From the Queen

“I’ve got to get ready. The Queen is coming.” She was walking down the hall towards me. Her face had a look of determination, her lips drawn tight not exactly in a smile. After stating her work for the day … Continue reading

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ITeRaTions – ITeRATioNS – ITeRATioNs

Here is a quote from “Art and Fear” by David Bayles & Ted Orland: “Between the initial idea and the finished piece lies a gulf we can see across, but never fully chart.” That is the exciting thing about art, … Continue reading

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Holiday Shows

If anyone is looking for some original art to give this Christmas, I will have some paintings at a couple of Galleries. “Highway 89” and a couple of other water colors will be at Art Access 230 South 500 West … Continue reading

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Trying to Catch the Essence

I had my sketch book open, my pen was flying over the paper sketching Brent Laycock. He was demonstrating at the Utah Watercolor Society. My friend Manelle Oliphant was sketching next to me. Up the row from us I could … Continue reading

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The Clandestine Life of a Children’s Book Illustrator

  I was out as evening broke, when car lights had to be on but it was still light enough to see the color of things. I was snapping pictures of cars as they drove by. I could see drivers … Continue reading

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Controlled Spontaneity

There is some anticipation when you sign up for a workshop. I have heard the name Charles Reid from the time I started painting with watercolor and he was coming to Utah. There is so much to learn in a … Continue reading

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And a little child shall lead them.

Here is a detail from a watercolor that I just finished. It will be in a show at the Cottonwood Presbyterian Church in Salt Lake City, during November and December. The theme is Isaiah 11:6. This scripture has always intrigued … Continue reading

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A Package Full of Thanks

About a year ago I did an artist-in-residence at Greenville Elementary. We were creating art for the “Art in Transit” program. The art from the high schools and elementarys are displayed on and in a bus. They wanted the art … Continue reading

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