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Weekly Summary - Jan. 1 2021

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Weekly Summary - Jan. 1 2021

Wow my first blog post of 2021, and it's on the very first day of the year. Last week here. The bad news from the past week is: I made barely any progress on my MIL's commission. I started doubting my previous color choice & started a new background, but got no further than that.  I did very little art-ing overall, although I did more yesterday with some of my new supplies from Christmas. I received a 100% cotton mixed media sketchbook I had on my wish list, which turned out to be better quality than I had realized. Overall, my experiments weren't successes, and there will...

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2021 Art Calendar

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2021 Art Calendar

I made a calendar with my art!    While putting it together, I learned I mostly paint in portrait orientation, because I struggled to find enough landscape-oriented paintings to use. I'm going to have to work on that over the next year if I want to do this again for 2022, since I used all my favorites from my entire painting experience! I created the majority of the paintings this past year, mostly with my palette knife watercolor technique, but all of them feature my signature style of painting in watercolor without a brush. I have one extra available to purchase...

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Weekly Summary - Dec. 26 2020

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Weekly Summary - Dec. 26 2020

I'm a day late again, for multiple reasons. Catch up on last week's adventure here. Yesterday was Christmas, so we had quite a bit going on, and not all of it was good. Our older cat Pallas has been in declining health all year. We thought we were managing it with a couple different medicines (giving a cat pills one to two times a day is...an adventure let me tell you!) but on Christmas Eve she took a sudden turn for the worse. We sat with her all day and made her as comfortable as possible, but any time we...

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Weekly Summary - Dec. 19 2020

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Weekly Summary - Dec. 19 2020

I'm a day late and a dollar short. What even happened last week?? Let's review. Ah yes. Wow that was only a week ago? It feels like a month! It was a stressful week both professionally, personally and artistically. I didn't paint daily like I should have, but I focused on a commission for my mother in law as I needed to do.  I felt better overall with the quality of work I created last week. I painted a few more bonfires, trying out a few more of my ideas. It was a mixed bag--I like the vibrant neon colors I...

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Weekly Summary - Dec. 11 2020

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Weekly Summary - Dec. 11 2020

And we're back with another look at the past week in the life of a part-time watercolor artist. Last time here. This last week start off poorly, carrying over my painter's block and dissatisfaction with my work from the week before. I started Angela Fehr's 2020 winter workshop since it focuses on abstract paintings. I felt surprisingly good about some of my notan work and jumped right in to color experiments. But something just wasn't working. I liked a few color combos I tried, and I moved on to some larger attempts...but I wasn't super happy with any of them...

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