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"Home for the Holidays" RIWS Show

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"Home for the Holidays" RIWS Show

My "Forest Cascade" original palette knife watercolor is part of the Rhode Island Watercolor Society's show "Home for the Holidays." The virtual show opened Saturday and you can see all the featured works on the @riwatercolor Facebook page!This is a national show for 2D media that selected 90 works from 187 entries. I am especially excited about this one because it's the first time I've been selected for a watercolor society show! "Forest Cascade"Watercolor on cotton paper, mounted on board14 Inches x 10 Inches$250

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Weekly Summary - Nov. 20, 2020

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Weekly Summary - Nov. 20, 2020

I'm on a three-week stretch of actually writing about the week's studio adventures! (Last week is here, if you want to catch up.) Let's keep on keepin' on. This last week was quite a bit less active in the studio. I suspect I was feeling lost after finishing that massive collage project the week before. I was thrilled with how it turned out, and I did not know what do with myself after that. I certainly don't have a new plan for another large collage like that--I used a lot of my paper scraps, and it's a project that takes over the whole studio...

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Weekly Summary - Nov. 13, 2020

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Weekly Summary - Nov. 13, 2020

Alright I'm on a two week stretch of actually writing about the week's studio adventures! (Last week is here, if you want to catch up.) Progress!  I was able to finish one of my Seasons series last week: I have had this round watercolor paper for many months, but struggled to find a good way to use it. I was excited when I stumbled upon this idea last week. Then I struggled with how to differentiate between spring/summer with just color, since in general I associate green & blue with each season. I think the addition of yellow helped brighten up the...

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Race to the Bottom

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Race to the Bottom

The more I read about the business side of art, the more convinced I am that working for free or "for exposure" just screws artists over. I believe in an ethos that goes by many names, such as "fuck you, pay me" or "freelance isn't free." Anyone who doesn't charge for their work is hurting the rest of us. They are setting damaging expectations. They show they don't value their time or effort, so why should a buyer? Charging too little is nearly as bad. We don't need to be in a race to the bottom.I spend a lot of time around...

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Weekly Summary - Nov. 6, 2020

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Weekly Summary - Nov. 6, 2020

I've been lax lately about writing blog posts, which is bad because my site is still too new, with too little content, to sit for long without updates. Content is king for the search engines, so if I want to keep growing this little adventure, I need to keep updating.  This week's lightbulb idea was to get myself to do weekly summaries of how things are going in my studio. Sort of like a public weekly diary of sorts. Now, I've tried regular writing and haven't stuck with it for more than a few months, so we'll see how long...

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