Watercolors Rescued… from the bin

A moment of despair.  It didn’t go as planned. The result was not what was expected, wanted, desired. And so, it was crumpled. Torn. Thrown away.  Discarded. How many times, how many ways, how many things does this relate to? I wonder. We often panic too soon it seems.     Rescues Both of theseContinue reading “Watercolors Rescued… from the bin”

Where, Do You Paint? … my kitchen counters

I have a studio, with 2 art tables and easels.  I have 2 art tables set up on the patio.  And still,  many, many times I paint on the kitchen counter. It doesn’t really make sense. Especially to the someone who has gone above and beyond to assemble said studio, those tables and the gearContinue reading “Where, Do You Paint? … my kitchen counters”

How Much Do You Paint?

“No, I don’t really paint, as much as I used to do, ”  was my response the other day. I wished I’d had a camera to capture all those expressions from my group, right then!   You could see a million things running through their minds. Shock.  Say it isn’t so. How is that, possible?   But….Continue reading “How Much Do You Paint?”

Color of Imagination…. Purple 9

So much fun to be had with the color purple. Our imaginations take flight more so, with this one magic and mysterious color. And, at last,  the left brain….takes a seat.   “What,  IF….”  is the dominant theme with 9  “purple, violet, magenta, lilac, lavender”  images below. No rules, just play.       MagicContinue reading “Color of Imagination…. Purple 9”

Impressionist Watercolor Landscape (artistic license)

Its about artistic freedom, artist license. The joy of expressing in paints, brushstrokes, color, the things you’d like to say with words… but can’t.   Communicate Through the Arts   Perfect If I was a singer, maybe the words would be clear and perfect. And elegant, eloquent, full ranged.  Sounding lovely and lyrical. But then,Continue reading “Impressionist Watercolor Landscape (artistic license)”

Cobalt Teal Blue: Stages of Art

  “We arrive totally new at the various stages of life and there we often lack experience despite the number of our years.” Francoise de La Rochefoucauld VI  1613  French writer     In Stages I think his quote sums up our experience with painting, art, as well.   Every time we think we attainContinue reading “Cobalt Teal Blue: Stages of Art”

Gardens in Color!

Gorgeous rich ruby red stalks splaying out in verticals and diagonals. The reds, a perfect foil to the citrine green foliage. Delightful Colors found in the garden.     Illustrations…. This photograph, is one of the few, I would use as a direct source to paint from. It would (and will)  make a lovely illustration, Continue reading “Gardens in Color!”

Trees, in Color

Outdoors, fresh air. Wandering through the woods.  Its lovely out there!  Inspiring. I’ve combined two of my favorite things,  painting and nature….  trees.   Inspired As I mentioned in my last post, zen strolls,  I’ve been working. Creating. Inspired by the trees, in color.   Watercolor Charts Two Basic color charts in watercolor. Easy.  AndContinue reading “Trees, in Color”

Zen Stroll: Watercolor Tree Inspirations

Can we lower blood pressure in under 5 minutes?  A soft smile upon our faces? And, can we  be Ready for the day?  Calm morning strolls, no matter how short, are perfect.  Perfect for refreshing, for inspiring. For gaining new insights.   The Zen Strolls My Zen Strolls began a few years ago, with the instructionsContinue reading “Zen Stroll: Watercolor Tree Inspirations”