Tag Archives: watercolor

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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Is There Only One Way to Tell The Story? I’ve always loved telling stories. Whether it is with a nice watercolor painting or as I create characters for children’s books, it’s the telling of the story with art that I … Continue reading

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Treasures in Cardboard

When we left for our mission to Hawaii, I had a couple of paintings at a show down in St. George. My daughter picked them up when the show was over. They leaned against the wall in my studio. We … 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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