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Monthly Archives: November 2011

New Blues

Dick Blick was running a sale awhile back and I took the opportunity to order some more blue paints. Above is the result of my experimentations with my new colors. Previously, the only blues I had on my palette were cerulean blue and phthalo blue. I bought some M Graham cobalt blue, ultramarine blue and […]

Happy Thanksgiving

While organizing through my art supplies during my move, I found a number of watercolor fruit still lifes that I had completed last January as a practice exercise. I will show you all of them later on, and I’m thinking of making more because it was such good practice. Thanksgiving is going to be really […]

Delicate Paperwork

I’ve been toying with the idea of starting a monthly newsletter for a long time now, and I’ve finally decided to go ahead and do it. I’m calling it Delicate Paperwork, because my work is most often described as being “delicate” and I always thought of my artwork as my “paperwork.” It’s not going to […]

Feast or Famine

I seem to be having more and more ideas for new projects than ever, but less and less time to work on them. A few days ago I saw this article titled Balancing Parenthood and Your Art Career by Lori McNee, and I felt like “the universe” was reading my mind. I’m trying to think […]

Baby Cate

Baby Cate arrived last week and I’m finally getting into the swing of things enough to make some sketches while she naps. I am no expert on baby portraits, but I will definitely get a lot of practice over the next few months as I’ll want to do plenty of sketches of my precious baby […]

Childbirth and Creativity

I was always suspicious when I heard women say that childbirth was their most creative act. In my case, the only creativity involved was making some sketches from my hospital bed while waiting for the contractions to set in.

A Dahlia for Christmas, with Work in Progress Photos

This is my latest painting, which I used as the image for my Christmas cards this year. I painted it in watercolor first, and then went over it with colored pencil. I wanted something really bright and bold, and I think that I got what I was going for even though it isn’t blatantly Christmas […]