Category Archives: Painting

Art Diaries: Catching Up

I’ve been in a bit of a lull. Things were so busy for a while. I had a chest cold and cough that did not want to go away. I was so tired! So there hasn’t been much since I … Continue reading

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Sunday Painters #6: En Plein Air

Last day of painting class. As busy as things have been lately, I know it will be a good thing to have my Sunday afternoons free again, but I think I am going to miss this! It feels good to … Continue reading

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Art Diaries: Blue Skies and Clouds

I have been staring at the sky, fascinated with clouds since last Sunday’s painting class. It doesn’t hurt that the weather finally took a turn for the better  and we’ve had some lovely warm and clear days. And, finally, a … Continue reading

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Sunday Painters #5: Clouds

Today was all about the sky. At the start of our class, we all went outside and looked up; at the colour blue that is intense higher up, but fades lighter toward the horizon, and at the clouds which are … Continue reading

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Sunday Painters #4

Life has been busy, I have been somewhat exhausted, so I haven’t kept up with posting as I intended. Only 2 classes left, so I wanted to give a little update now. This would have been the thing to mention … Continue reading

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Sunday Painters #1

I’ve been having fun playing around with my paints, but there are a couple of things that I know would help me to do more: Improving my drawing skills Colour theory Those things are not the whole of what there … Continue reading

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Art Diaries: Hummingbirds!

Ah ha ha! I have no idea what I’m doing! But I’m having fun and that’s the most important thing? Right? As much as I enjoy painting once I get going, it’s always hard to get started. Figuring out what … Continue reading

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Art Diaries: Painting with a Limited Palette

Sadly, vacation is over. No more halcyon days of sleeping in, stumbling to the kitchen to make coffee before I spent the morning in my comfy chair with a book. Afternoons of puttering, painting, and piano; working in the kitchen … Continue reading

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Art Diaries: Learning To Paint

So I decided to start painting! It’s one of those things I’ve always wanted to try, and I decided it was time – thanks in part to Kim Stubbs’ Van Vino events which gave me the opportunity to try it out … Continue reading

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Autumn Update

Why don’t I blog much these days? Well…There hasn’t been much gardening going on; since the demise of the deer fence it is really hard to grow anything. Aside from that, I don’t know. I can’t seem to motivate myself … Continue reading

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