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Teaching Watercolor Makes Me a Better Artist

I just finished a wonderful four-day watercolor intensive. It was preceded by a month-long once a week nature journaling class offered at the University of Wisconsin Arboretum.  Both were wonderful experiences for me as the guide and facilitator.  I argue that its always better to learn from someone who loves what they are teaching, especially  Continue Reading »

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Cloud Studies: Drawing On Nature for Balance

I have been painting clouds lately.   I have been looking at beautiful August and September clouds, trying to capture the awesome power and uplift of  spirit I experience simply for observing the sky vistas afforded to me living in Wisconsin.  Whether driving or riding in a car, or walking my dog or simply stopping to  Continue Reading »

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Spring Art Classes Follow April Flowers

Open Studio Time ! If you are in Madison on May 1, please plan to stop by my studio at 2017 Jenifer Street between 11:00 -5:00 and see what I am up to.  I will be participating in the 6th Annual Marquette-Atwood Neighborhood Art Walk. It is an annual self-guided art walk through our wonderful  Continue Reading »

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Colors of Light and Light by artist Ann Schaffer

“My paintings are about beauty and the power of beauty to resist all that is soul stifling in this world.” ~ artist Ann Schaffer If you have followed my blog for a while you may recall that I have written about the watercolors of Madison artist Ann Schaffer before in posting called, A Beauty Manifesto:  Continue Reading »

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The Flowers Are Burning: Incandescent Watercolors by Helen Klebesadel and Mary Kay Neumann

As an artist I spend plenty of time alone in my studio working on my watercolors, but in recent years I have also found it very fulfilling to work in collaboration with other artists.  Now I consider myself to be a serial collaborator.   Some of those collaborations I have written about here, describing: the 2011   Continue Reading »

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