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In the frame: Irish Breakfast Tea

Tools of The Artist’s Trade: Using Symbols To Enhance Meaning

Symbols, in my case, images or colors representing ideas, thoughts or emotions. St. Patrick’s Day. Hi!  Its “St. Patrick’s Day” weekend!  I have always understood this day to be one in which people of certain cultural descent honor St. Patrick, the Patron Saint of Ireland. Of Celtic Descent. Even though I am a descendent of …

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Triad: Colorful "Cappuccino Time-R V10"

Triad: Cappuccino Time-R V10; Day 29 #30paintingsin30days

Triad or three; which, in this case, involves the three primary colors. Triad:  Yellow, Red And Blue. Greetings!  Its Day 29 of the #30paintingsin30days challenge hosted by Leslie Saeta Studio.  I must be wildly ecstatic because today’s painting is, in a word, WILD! Or maybe, “Cappuccino Time-R V10” is just wildly colorful.  And, yet, I …

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Blue: Espresso Timer V2

Blue! Day 20: Espresso Time-R V2; #30paintingsin30days

Cool blue; too much of a good thing? Day 20: Its Blue-ish! Greetings!  Its day 20 of the #30paintingsin30days challenge.  At the moment, I’m looking at today’s piece and its mainly blue.  You see, I’m wondering, am I going through a “blue period”? It is February after all and here in southern Oregon, the days …

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Learning: Study, Espresso Cup and Timer

Its About Learning; Day 18 #30paintingsin30days Espresso Time-R Study

What I’m learning today:  how to paint with watercolors while standing at an easel.  Learning: Watercolor & Vertical Easel. Greetings!  And, may I say there is much to be learned while painting on paper held vertical by an easel.  My usual mode is more horizontal. What do you need to learn, you might ask.  How …

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Experimenting with Shape and Color: Cappuccino V2

Experimenting: “Cappuccino, V2”. Acrylic Study For Day 5 of #30paintingsin30days

And, for me, studies are all about experimenting!   And, experimenting leads to expanding knowledge and skill – one hopes! Greetings! It is indeed Day 5 of the #30paintingsin30days challenge hosted by Leslie Saeta Studios. Experimenting With Color. I like to study color and color meaning.   For example, in this piece I think of …

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Complimentary Color Pair: Red and Green paint

My Almost Annual Red And Green Complementary Color Essay

Red and Green Challenge. Every year about Christmas time, I want to write a blog posting about dealing with the complementary colors of red and green in paintings. You see, I find it a challenge to create a painting using red and green. If I’m not careful, the resulting image will look like it ought …

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