Peacefully with Art

  Art can create Calm I changed my post at the last minute. I thought a friend would appreciate the peacefulness of the watercolor paintings instead.   Sometimes, its not, all about what I want! I will post the other post later, as I am rather excited with the images. Just, not today.    Continue reading “Peacefully with Art”

The Fine Art of Self-Love

  Art, Self Love and 2020. 2020.  A new direction. A new dimension.    I loved 2019. I felt great, worked on some fabulous projects and took on more tasks than previous years. All the while, still feeling better than ever.  Amazing year.   Moving forwards is ingrained into me, I’m constantly trying to reachContinue reading “The Fine Art of Self-Love”

Creative Art Inspirations

Stella Terrill Mann, “Every time we say, Let there be! in any form, something happens.” I’ve been away. Not literally, but figuratively. Taking a …. Pause. Reflecting. Many of you, readers, customers, students and friends ask with increasing frequency, “When, are you going to post again?!” “Soon, When it is Time.” Has been my response.Continue reading “Creative Art Inspirations”

From The Sea to Watercolors and, Beyond

The Sea and its aqua tinted beaches, is a place of inspiration for most of us.  And whether we are physically there or not, we can enjoy the sense of  ‘being’ there. We can go  beyond the limitations of having to actually be somewhere to reap the benefits.   The Sea From the beaches south, downContinue reading “From The Sea to Watercolors and, Beyond”

Watercolor Techniques: painting water

Short and quick today. Observing how water can be painted using watercolors.     Painting Water In the samples shown,  I’ve created the impression, the illusion of water on paper. Cobalt teal blue in watercolor helps, of course. But, so does understanding the tones, the feeling, mood, and which of the common techniques to use.Continue reading “Watercolor Techniques: painting water”

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”

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)”

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”

Watercolor Skies in Ultramarine, Cobalt Violet

Wet in wet watercolors. Perfect beginners’ techniques to loosen up! Let the paints, do their thing.  and You…. Allow,  accidents to happen.       Wet in Wet Technique WHY I love showing and sharing the Wet in Wet Technique:   creates soft beautiful edges its great for Depth, and backgrounds helps to teach usContinue reading “Watercolor Skies in Ultramarine, Cobalt Violet”