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Have you read the article by Mark McGuinness on getting your inner critic off your back? Mark’s article describes the challenge of inner negative talk and its contribution to creative paralysis. He offers a practical strategy to counteract this tendency. Through the use of just two humble words even and though, he demonstrates how to disarm… Read more

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In this post I share photo steps in a video showing how I painted a box of chicken eggs. This series of egg illustrations, painted in watercolor, were part of a commission for a story about eggs, published in the online magazine Life and Thyme  “Cracking the Code -An Exploration of the Incredible, Edible Egg”… Read more

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This painting is based on a photo I took on a Sunday afternoon when John and I were traveling south on Route 7 in Vermont on our way to Williamstown, Mass and the Clark Museum. I set out to simplify the shapes of lights and shadows, and to render a feeling of movement and direction… Read more

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Sheep seem to irradiate a gentle sense of peace and innocence. This is a step-by-step mini-tutorial on how to paint sheep in a meadow. Here is a short video with a step-by-step demonstration on how to use the negative painting technique to paint the sheep. You can slow down or stop the video at any… Read more

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Last year, in June, John and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary. We honored each day in that month by doing something small but significant in appreciation for all our years together. In my sketchbook, I painted a mini watercolor, illustrating our special ritual each day. Here is a photo of that page. Since we… Read more

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Do you have a pet, a very spoiled little pet that you love with all your heart, and one that accepts––or demands––all the attention you can give? Since I have featured a a little mouse painted in watercolor, here on this site, my sweet cat, Coco, wanted to be featured as well. Of course! On… Read more

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