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Pencil Games

My pencil is like a fencer’s foil. Andrew Wyeth Delicate under drawings for watercolor botanical painting are vital to the success of the finished artwork in a specific technique. Using the best pencil is an essential part of that success.  In the my work,… Continue Reading “Pencil Games”

Colorful Fridays–Wallet Friendly, Fire Engine Red.

  The very-expensive, highly-toxic Vermilion red was replaced by the lesser expensive and less toxic Cadmium reds in artist’s palettes in the nineteenth century.   Less toxic and less expensive was less than perfect so the search for the perfect red continued.   Eventually, chemists came… Continue Reading “Colorful Fridays–Wallet Friendly, Fire Engine Red.”

Flowers of the Zoom

Mary Phillip, (Notions Journey), Misty Swann, Sandy McNeal, and Emily Hudgins Gibson graciously agreed to assist with my learning curve on Zoom.  This is their beautiful work. Full disclosure: they have all taken either workshops from me or other assistance with their work. However, they… Continue Reading “Flowers of the Zoom”

Zooming Botanical Painting

“All you need to paint is a few tools, a little instruction, and a vision in your mind.” ― Bob Ross Adapting to new ways of teaching has been my focus for the past two months. Yesterday was the first Zoom workshop in Botanical watercolor. It… Continue Reading “Zooming Botanical Painting”

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