Hello! And welcome to my blog!
I’m Margaret Stermer-Cox and I’m a watercolor painter.
This blog is about art. It’s about my paintings and events; abstract art discussions, art history, etc. You get the idea: anything ART! Please, join me!
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But, still, a smiling clown can be good! Clowns Popped In My Head. Hi! Lately, I’ve been doing some small studies of clowns. Why clowns? I don’t know. They popped into my head this past May and I keep coming back to them. Research Time. So, after a few drawings, I thought it might be […]
Coming To Terms With Simplifying. Greetings! I’m still thinking about this idea of simplifying. In this article, I speculate about where the concept of simplifying fits in the composition lexicon for drawing and painting. Mini Workshop Coming Up. Yes, this is the kind of thing I contemplate on from time to time. And, if you […]
Simplify: To clarify; to make easier to understand. Just Thinking! Greetings! I have been thinking about how to “simplify” lately and how the term applies to creating paintings. You see, I have a mini workshop coming up with the Watercolor Society of Oregon (WSO) this fall. Why Simplify? But, what do we mean by simplification […]
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 […]
Talent: a special aptitude, skill or gift someone seems to have; the t-word. Just Thinking. Greetings! The word and concept of “talent” has been rolling around in my head for a week or two. Its odd, I think, but recently I’ve read good blog posts by other artists on the subject of talent, skills, passion; […]
Award, that is to say a special recognition of achievement. Good News! Greetings! I am pleased to say that my painting Three Minute Egg V11 earned the Fourth Place “High Desert” award in the Watercolor Society of Oregon (WSO) Spring Experimental Exhibition, Florence OR. (Yay!). The exhibition opened on Saturday, April 7th at the Florence […]