Sunday, February 26, 2017

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Upcoming Demonstration and Book Signing at Granville Island Opus

Red Hollyhocks


I will be demonstrating negative painting in watercolor techniques at 
Opus Art Supplies on Granville Island in Vancouver, BC on Friday, March 10. 

Demonstration times will be 12pm - 2pm (full)
and 3pm - 5pm (still available)

More information can be found here.
Registration is required since there is limited space.
To register, please contact Opus at 604-736-7028 

Book signings available after each demonstration.


I will also be teaching a workshop on Negative Painting, Positive Thinking in Watercolor 
in North Vancouver, BC on March 11-12.

For more information and to register, please click here.


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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Wishing for Spring

Pink Magnolias

I have not had much time to create this week. Between traveling, teaching, and grading projects, it has been a full week.

I was able to paint pink magnolias and remember those tulips from last week?
I doodled all over them to create this:

Zendoodled Tulips


I am sensing a theme in this recent work. I think I am getting anxious for spring and warmer weather and wishing it would get here quicker.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

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Drawing and Doodling

Valentine Zendoodle


This past week I have been doing some drawing and some doodling. I am not only trying to get back to painting on a more regular schedule, but I am trying to practice my drawing. 
Part of this is zentangling. I find it relaxing and it tends to help with stressful situations. (I guess that is where the zen part comes into play) I did some zentangles with my drawing class a few years ago and really enjoyed it. I had combined it with watercolor and discovered that I could carry small paintings with me to zendoodle on as a way to calm my nerves. 

Below are some more things I did this past week:



A drawing of a hand with drawing and painting tools as a favor for my son.


Quick charcoal sketch of a girl I did in between meetings




An experiment with splashy watercolor and zendoodling. I decided I didn't like it so never quite completed the drawing. However, I did learn some new cool designs.


A better painting of tulips for zendoodling. Let's see what happens with this one. 



Tuesday, February 7, 2017

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Silver and Gold

Silver and Gold
11x14"

This past week, instead of painting a new painting everyday, I painted on the same one everyday. 
It was definitely not one that I could whip out in an hour. 
It was a challenge but the most challenging part was staying focused and trying not to get too lost in the details. I do feel like patience and perseverance paid off on this one.

More about my step by step process can be read on my other blog,

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