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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Events and Exibitions
Research, that is to say my investigation and study into what it means to “simplify” a design in drawing and painting. Building A Knowledge Base. Hi! Over the past few months, I’ve been looking for articles on the topic of simplification. That is, I’ve been trying to find out what simplification is all about. You […]
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? […]
Abstracted; its like busting loose or dancing on the edge. Its about “flying” into the unknown. But, you do have a support system defined by experience, intuition and wit. Fortunately! Abstracted! Hi! Today’s painting is my busting loose, abstracted version of yesterday’s still life. Its a little bit intimidating to abstract, but its also […]