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I hate posting my homework first!

The Fall semester has begun and I am thrilled to be working on my degree some more and learning new things, but I am an online student, so it’s not like a traditional classroom where we all walk into the

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Posted in Art, Education, Painting

Keep Practicing – First real landscape

My first real landscape is what I refer to as a practice painting.  What is a practice painting?   It is a painting by my own definition that is a subject matter that I want to paint, and I have no

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Posted in Art, Painting

Practice Practice Practice

I have done a long series of paintings that I call practice paintings.  I call them this because I have no real audience or purpose for them other than to learn from the experience of doing them and trying something

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Posted in Art, Inspiration, Painting, Uncategorized

The Art Bomb

These past few weeks have been filled with stress, anxiety, and depression, so the need to get away from  everything was quite necessary.  One of the best ways to get a small vacation from some of these feelings is to

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Posted in Art, Museum, Painting, Uncategorized

Why so many Cat Paintings?

Originally a dog person with allergies to cats, I found myself 12 years ago sharing a home with our best friend who owns two cats.  At that time it was little Rainbow, who was a Calico female with long fluffy

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Posted in Art, Cats, Inspiration, Painting

What every Artist should avoid doing

I have done what every Artist should avoid doing.  I am still not sure if it was a mistake to proceed or if it taught me to listen to my instincts.  When that little voice in your head goes, “Eh,

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Posted in Art, Heraldry, Painting, Relatives