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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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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 […]
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 […]
Alla Prima, an Italian word which means getting a painting done in one session or before the painting dries. One Session Painting! Greetings! Today’s painting was an exercise in “getting in done – now!” To explain, I usually work my paintings over multiple sessions. In between, the painting is allowed to dry. Furthermore, my mind […]
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 […]
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 […]
Painting is about problem solving; kind of like one and one equals two. That is to say, you work until problems are solved and the painting is in balance. Problem Solving & Painting. Greetings! Today I’d like to talk a bit about problem solving and painting. Not sure I’ve done so before. I will use […]
Maybe a touch of gentle humor is just what’s needed. A Need For Humor. Greetings! I’d like to share with you a some thoughts on humor, composition and Ms. LemonDrop. To explain, I seem to find a bit of humor irresistible from time to time. In a way, I think this penchant for adding whimsical […]