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Freedom: Royal Pear Lavender Moon

Royal Pears: New Collector; Plus A Bit of Imagination, Freedom & Embracing Process

Sometimes its just about freedom and exploration; that is, taking a moment to release your inner adventurous spirit. Intentions. Greetings!  I would like to share with you the story about my two Royal Pear watercolor paintings.  The smaller is the first version and a new friend and collector purchased it this week. The Story. One …

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continuity: Frothing Pitcher & Cappuccino Cup V2

Continuity; Day 30 of #30paintingsin30days Challenge: Pitcher & Cup

Continuity, as in an ongoing flow of work.  Its all part of a bigger picture! Day 30!  Closing or Opening? Greetings!  With today’s painting I arrive at the end of the #30paintingsin30days challenge hosted by Leslie Saeta Studios.  And, yet, it feels more like an opening rather than a closing of my work. Open To …

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MO: Water Pitcher From Life

Finding My “MO”; 3 Studies : Days 24, 25 & 26 of #30paintingsin30days

MO:  Modus Operandi, that is to say one’s artistic style or approach. Three Challenge Paintings. Greetings!  Its Day 26 of the #30paintingsin30days challenge hosted by Leslie Saeta Studios. With today’s painting I’m including the work from the last two days.  And, as I look at the paintings and see the different styles, I wonder about …

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Surprise! Frothing Pitcher & Espresso Cups

Surprise! Frothing Pitcher & Espresso Cups; Day 22 of #30paintingsin30days Challenge.

Surprise – as in something unexpected. Different Intentions… Greetings!  Yes, today’s painting is a bit of a surprise to me! To explain, my intention was to create a painting with my frothing pitcher, espresso cup and timer.  I had an image in my mind as I started drawing with the paint brush on my paper. …

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Center of Interest: Cappuccino V9

Center Of Interest: Day 21 Cappuccino V9 #30paintingsin30days

Center of interest – that is the area that I would like you to look at in a drawing or painting.  Put another way, it attracts your attention. “Cappuccino V9”. Greetings!  And, here we are at day 21 of #30paintingsin30days!  Add to that the ninth cappuccino study!  Is it getting to feel routine to you? …

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Cartoons: Oregon Cowboy

Cartoons; Day 17 of #30paintingsin30days: Oregon Cowboy

Cartoons, comics and funnies; I’ve loved them for almost as long as I can remember. My Cartoons. Greetings!  Today I would like to share with you a couple of the cartoon characters I’ve drawn in the past few years. To explain, from time to time I create cartoons, usually for special occasions and with specific …

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Overthink Or Not: Day 7 Cappuccino V4

Don’t Overthink It! Day 7 #30paintingsin30days, Cappuccino V4

Overthink, in this case, thinking and worrying so much as to become indecisive; almost. Greetings! Yes, and I didn’t know the word “overthink” is in the dictionary. Defined another way, overthinking might be looking at possibilities and options in such a manner as to be counter productive.  My brain locks up. Overthink At The Easel: …

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Improvisation on a them of espresso cup and milk pitcher.

Improvisation. Day Three #30paintingsin30days, “Espresso No Milk V3”

Composing without a plan or preparation, that’s the type of improvisation I’m thinking about. Improvisation In Painting. Greetings!  I was thinking about my process for this acrylic study and the word “improvisation” came to mind. Its like riffing on a theme of an espresso cup and pitcher.  If musicians can do it, why not painters? …

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