Monthly Archives: July 2012

25 July 2012

My Plein Aire group went to the UCD Arboretum last Wednesday.  We painted in the “Early California” Garden. I was using a small Aquaboard from Ampersand that proved to be a little tricky.  Since the day was hot, the watercolor … Continue reading

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20 July, 2012

Miow Miow – our barn kitty for 15+ years liked to hang out under this lamp on a stone wall strategically placed between the bird feeders and the BBQ! I painted this to keep her memory fresh.

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17 July 2012

This week’s Daily Paintworks Challenge is to “paint small”.  It was highly entertaining to paint something in less than an hour since most of my paintings take 2-3 hours at minimum!  I decided to call it “Duck, Duck, Goose”. That … Continue reading

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4 July 2012

We visited several lighthouses on a recent trip up the Oregon Coast.  This is the Coquille River Lighthouse in Bandon.  I loved the way the late afternoon sun made the lighthouse shine like a beacon even before dark!  A lot … Continue reading

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2 July 2012

I read about Ampersand Aquabord on Kara K. Bigda’s Art Blog recently. She really likes the way colors can be lifted and that you can spray it with a fixative and varnish it so that it’s protected and doesn’t have … Continue reading

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