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Nov. 12th, 2019

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Fall flowers....

My hubby bought me a bouquet of fall flowers and I put them on the kitchen table. At every meal, I would study the white Alstroemeria and marvel at their beauty. I just had to try and capture them in watercolor!

So I brought them up to my studio and had a wonderful time painting them. This time I didn't draw them or work on a composition ahead of time. I was too impatient to just capture the feel of them. I worked around the white areas and then painted in the flowers.

I added the golden brown mums for color, just like the bouquet.

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Nov. 7th, 2019

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More fall painting...

I invited a friend to come over and just do some watercolor painting. I didn't have anything specific in mind, but I collected some fallen leaves and had them in my studio. It's always fun to warm up and get the creative juices flowing by just using these leaves as a stamp and working them into a the background of a painting. It's kind of trial and error, but something fun and wonderful always happens when I do this. I love how it brings all the wonderful colors of fall together in a different way.

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Fall Inspiration...

Inspired by this cool, crisp, fall day, it was fun to just enjoy the changing colors of an oak tree right outside my studio window. How could I not paint it?

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Oct. 23rd, 2019

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New inspiration today...

I bought some new watercolor paints and I haven't had the inspiration to play with them. This morning the sun was shining and all seemed right with the world, so I picked three colors and just allowed myself to go with the good feelings. So happy I did!

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Oct. 18th, 2019

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Paintings for the Christmas Show at the Gallery

These will also be featured in my 2020 calendar.

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May. 22nd, 2019

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Last 2019 spring series class of Watercolor with Jean

Our spring series of "Watercolor with Jean" ended this week. Our last project was to paint Stargazer Lilies. This painting is a demonstration I did in class as a "where to begin and how to go from there."

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Everyone enjoyed painting these flowers and here are some of the students work in progress.

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Apr. 30th, 2019

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Spring landscapes....

The next project in my classes of Watercolor with Jean was landscapes. I took a few photos in my backyard as an aid for my class. This painting was started as a demo and finished at home.

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My students enjoyed painting their landscapes...
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This one was done at home...
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Springtime means tulips...

I decided to start my spring series of Watercolor with Jean classes with painting tulips. Here are a group of tulip paintings I did in preparation for or as demos in class.

In prep...
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In class as demos...
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Started as demo and finished at home...
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Paintings by students...
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Feb. 28th, 2019

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Another little painting by me...

Just playing with color and shape. Happy with the outcome.

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Feb. 12th, 2019

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Leaves...

I found this painting I started along time ago, but never finished. It was kind of abstract, but very definitely the leaves I had photographed in my garden. The photograph was with with it.

Why did I never finish it?

I decided to see what I could do with it now. It's always fun playing with color without any expectations of what it should look like at the finish. I was really was happy with the results, and may enter this one in a judged show.

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