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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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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 […]
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 […]
Heartened, as in feeling encouraged, elated and (nearly always) cheerful. Happy Valentine’s Day! Good News. I am so pleased to say that my watercolor painting “Three Minute Egg V11” was juried in to the Watercolor Society of Oregon (WSO) Spring Experimental Exhibition. The Juror is Ms. Fran Larsen, an artist I have long admired. Its […]