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I’m Margaret Stermer-Cox and I’m a watercolor painter.
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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 […]
My “big idea” or intentions: use line as the dominate design feature; subordinate shape. Another Cappuccino Variation. Greetings! Its Day 8 of the #30paintingsin30days challenge hosted by Leslie Saeta Studios! And, its another version of my cappuccino cup and frothing pitcher. The fun thing about working variations on a theme is that I never know […]
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: […]
Frame-in-frame design scheme, that is! Just Frame It. Hi! For today’s painting, I purposely used a “frame-in-frame” design scheme. Why? Because its a good personal challenge to see if I can make it work. Plus, I had an idea, you see. Ideas Lead Down Windy Path. Well, sometimes ideas take me down paths I didn’t […]
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 […]
A cappuccino, by definition, has milk. If it didn’t, it wouldn’t be cappuccino; naturally! Cappuccino Barista. Greetings. I’m a coffee barista of limited abilities. I know how to make coffee, espresso and cappuccino. Beyond that, I need to look up the recipes online. And? So, what does that have to do with an art blog? […]
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? […]