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Loose Watercolor

I came across Andrew Gleeson’s online Loose Watercolor Academy a few months ago. Loose watercolor technique was just what this control freak needed!

To date, this is my favorite floral watercolor, and not just because purple is my favorite color, but because it truly did unfold naturally and still gives me great pleasure to look at.

Flowers for Mom

Once I started digging into the collection of still-live tutorials, I just couldn’t stop and as this was right before Christmas, I had a few to give as presents. Suki and Mochi were always trying to walk through my paintings so a students suggested that I set “cat traps” (a.k.a. boxes) on my table. It worked!

Melting Flowers

I was so gratified by this piece. It felt like I was fully able to use the skills of shading being taught. It was also a great experience in the Loose style where I was able to let go of trying to force the piece.

Ladybug Daisy

I was so gratified by this piece. It felt like I was fully able to use the skills of shading being taught. It was also a great experience in the Loose style where I was able to let go of trying to force the piece.

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My Pandemic Life

Since its Thursday, do yoga series 5; check Amazon deliveries; weed the lettuce; check the on-line medication order. Listen to news. How many newly dead in the state? in the nation? in the world? Read on-line paper updates, Send donations to Church and to Food Bank. Since its Thursday, remember Zoom cocktail party with F […]

Gaiwan Jar

You watch the bubbles rise as water boils; steam haze sways the air. Place the Oolong leaves loosely in the gaiwan jar, pour the water, slide on cover. Slip the lid aside. Strain tea into your cup. Place your hands around it, feel its warmth move through your veins. In this space  tastes of layered […]

Copyin’ the Pans

The bell!  I race with the boys, from schoolhouse to ocean’s edge. Dare you! Bet you can’t follow! Now that I’m eight, I’m just old enough  to be part of this dangerous  game; to jump from pan to pan of ice. Last year I watched the boys jump, push, wobble on the ice. Now I […]

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Frames Leaf Paintings

Leaves are my favorite to paint. These are so different but work well together.

Quick Paint

My goal was to practice leaf variety without thinking too hard 😛

Two Sides of the Same Hear

Charcoal and watercolor pen

Beach Pebbles

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