Thursday, January 26, 2017

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Almost Daily Painting Jan 18-26

Tide Pools 
Botanical Beach
Jan 18


Bunny Love
Jan 19


Huckleberries
Jan 20


Blackberries
Jan 21



Bart
Jan 22



California
Jan 23



South Hills
Jan 26


I had hoped to paint a small painting everyday this past week but I started to paint a larger piece and have been spending some time on that. I will post that one as I get further along with it.
However, the first painting of the tidal pools was done over 2 days. I was able to spend one of those days painting with friends and we ended up chatting more than painting.  Always wonderful to catch up with friends. 
There was also a painting done on Tuesday but since it is a gift for a friend, I don't want to post it until she receives it. So until then, the painting will remain a mystery. 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

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It's Here! Watercolor 365 is now available


Yay! My book, Watercolor 365, has arrived! I am just super excited about it. This book has been in the making for the past couple of years and I can't believe I did it. I'm still pinching myself. 
The journey has been a hard one and I'm happy with the result. 
The book is called Watercolor 365 because it is 365 tips, trick, and techniques to help you learn and paint with watercolor throughout the year.

It is now available through Amazon by clicking here.

Previews can be seen on Amazon and a few sneak peeks can be seen below:





Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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Daily Painting Jan 10 - Jan16

Horticulture Centre of the Pacific
Jan. 14, 2017

This past week I have been trying to get back to painting small sketches. I would call it daily painting but usually I do paint daily, if only for a small amount of time. This is different in that I am trying to complete one painting a day in an hour or less. 
I do find that slogging through a large painting takes a different type of focus and can sometimes feel overwhelming. The sense of completion that comes when I do small, quick paintings or sketches can feel so satisfying. Plus it loosens me up for the big stuff. 
 I am also travelling more and I need a more portable studio while on the go.
I found this lovely watercolor sketchbook that is 12x12" and absolutely love the square format. 
My hope is to continue with the daily sketches but might have to scale it back a bit at times while I get the big stuff done. However, I am one week in and so far, so good. Below are my images from this first week of these little paintings. Hope you enjoy! I know I did.


Heyburn, Idaho
Jan. 10, 2017


Botanical Beach, BC
Jan. 11, 2017


Idaho Park Bench
Jan. 12, 2017


Snake River
Jan. 13, 2017


Andalucia, Spain
Jan. 15, 2017


Pacific Spirit Park
Jan 16, 2017



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