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Category Archives: Art Techniques

Second Nature: New Watercolors by Helen Klebesadel


Written on October 28, 2012 at 4:09 am, by

  My visual concerns run the gamut from careful study to poetic, symbolic and sometimes political representations of nature. You are all invited to my exhibition ‘Second Nature:  New Paintings at the Grace Chosy Gallery, November 2-24, 2012.   The Grace Chosy Gallery is at 1825 Monroe Street, (Across from Trader Joe’s) in Madison, WI. I  Continue Reading »

Categories: Activist Art, Art Techniques, Beauty, environmental art, Feminist art, Inspiration, Political Art, Watercolor, Wisconsin Arts

Hungry for Art: The Process of Turning the Negative to Positive


Written on July 22, 2012 at 5:32 pm, by

  I just spent a blissful week of teaching, learning, and expanding my circle of inspiration sources with eleven other wonderful women artists who participated in my ‘Watercolor From The Center’ workshop at the Wyoming Valley School Cultural Art Center near Spring Green Wisconsin. Some participants were first-time painters, others were experienced artists and teachers  Continue Reading »

Categories: Ability, Art Techniques, Creative Play, Fabulous Artists, giclee prints, Inspiration, Watercolor, Women Artists, Workshops and Classes

Susan Grabel: Art that Explores the Human Dimension of Social Issues


Written on June 4, 2012 at 4:24 am, by

Venus In Proliferation

Susan Grabel’s recent retrospective at the Staten Island Art Museum offered an exhibition that recognized her 35 plus years of creating art with a social purpose, and brought together works representing the feminist critique of contemporary culture that has brought a larger meaning to her creative work her throughout her career.

Categories: Activist Art, Art Techniques, Beauty, Fablous Artists, Fabulous Artists, Feminist art, Fiber arts. Fabric design, Inspiration, Women Artists

New paintings by Mary Kay Neumann, 'Art Still Has Truth, Take Refuge There'


Written on March 16, 2012 at 2:44 am, by

In her new exhibition Mary Kay Neumann’s wet-into-wet watercolor florals are alive with emotions of joy, conflict, and and the intrinsic beauty of life.

Categories: Ability, Art Techniques, donating art, Fabulous Artists, Feminist art, Inspiration, Uncategorized, Watercolor, Wisconsin Arts

Quilter Sally Noland: Artist in Fabric


Written on September 1, 2011 at 12:27 am, by

Sally Noland is a wonderful painter but her artistic passions really lay in fibers. I asked Sally to share the story of her passion for quilting in her own words, and to mention some of the quilters that have influenced her own creative journey.

Categories: Ability, art and technology, Art Techniques, Creative Play, Fabulous Artists, Fiber arts. Fabric design, Spoonflower

An Art Workshop Were Everyone is a Learner and Everyone is a Teacher


Written on August 12, 2011 at 3:15 pm, by

Teaching others is a critical part of my creative process. My workshops remind me of the expansive possibilities and promise of my favorite medium, watercolor, as well as of how mixed-media collage can make use of visual materials to aid creative thinking processes.

Categories: Ability, art collaboration, Art Techniques, Creative Play, Fabulous Artists, Teaching Art and Creativity, Watercolor, Workshops and Classes

Day Thirty-one — Two Artists Share A Painting A Day for 33 Days


Written on August 4, 2011 at 2:16 am, by

Day thirty-one in the 33 Paintings in 33 Days Project of Alaskan artist Nikki Kinne and Wisconsin artist Helen Klebesadel.

Categories: A Painting A day, Art Techniques, Creative Play, Watercolor

Day Twenty-one -Two Artists Share A Painting A Day for 33 Days


Written on July 25, 2011 at 2:57 am, by

Day twenty-one in the 33 Paintings in 33 Days Project of Alaskan artist Nikki Kinne and Wisconsin artist Helen Klebesadel.

Categories: A Painting A day, art collaboration, Art Techniques, Fabulous Artists, Teaching Art and Creativity, Watercolor, Workshops and Classes