Feb 15, 2019

New Paper



recently Lynne Hoppe shared a watercolor paper
made in Italy
100% cotton
that is new to me

I like it
soft and feels very cottony
took the paint wonderfully

(but roughs up if one needs to erase pencil lines,
so I will attempt to not need to erase ;-))

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(I am not sure what I think of this little landscape)
 a glimpse of how I organized my paint samples
so handy

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Feb 9, 2019

She paints Her world beautiful ~


she paints her world beautiful

her paintbrush much like a witch's broom
and 
a fairie's wand

breathes magic into the stones 
mushrooms and home of her life
as she births them
with 
color

~

A while ago I bought a mini palette from Stephanie Law
I found it hard choosing the 37 colors

finally I took all my colors
made swatches
which I could lay out and ponder which one's I use/like most
(a project I wanted to do for choosing colors for paintings)


 I have since placed these color squares in plastic coin sleeves
blues on one page, browns the next and so on
so nice and orderly ;-)

amazing how even doing these squares satisfied my art craving


the palette is shy of 3" across
tiny 
tiny
tiny
I used it on this painting
and 
I was delighted that it worked quite well

it will be wonderful for hikes and traveling
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Jan 16, 2019

Foraging


a peaceful quiet life
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most years I do a little bear painting

often of a bear
wandering the land
eating flowers
 (because they do eat flowers, so do I)

I think also there is something about:
life in balance in these scenes
because nature seems to know "life in balance" naturally

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wishing you a day that feels 'in balance' 

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