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Oct. 31st, 2018

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Started this painting in the beginning of summer...

...but it just wasn't speaking to me. I put it away for the time being and forgot all about it. When I was doing some cleaning and straightening up, I found it upside down between other stuff. I looked at it and wondered if I....
I got out my brush and paints, and began to play. It was started on hot press paper, so it requires different techniques. This is the finished result!

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Another painting for winter coming....

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Oct. 30th, 2018

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Apples and pears....

I had a beautiful apple (very expensive this year) and a half cut pear sitting in my fruit bowl. Looking at it, I got the bright idea idea that they would fun to paint in my watercolor class. I set them up on my counter with some backdrop and lighting. I photographed them and made prints for my class. My apple and pear were good subjects to teach light and shadow. The best part was making them come to life with the media of watercolor!

This is a demo I did in class to teach technique. The best way to teach someone anything is to have them watch you do it. I did this in steps....doing a little at a time, and then I had them do to the same, till we finished the painting.

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This is the completed paintings of my class.

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A new series of "Watercolor with Jean" classes...

I have started a new fall series of my watercolor classes. I have five talented students and I am enjoying teaching them. We started of with exercises on color theory and using just the three primary colors. Our first paintings were fall leaves. We used real leaves to create these paintings and I call this method "adult finger painting". You get so involved that you forget to be inhibited and just enjoy the process. In the mean time you learn how your three paint colors mix together.

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Another new painting...

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Sep. 30th, 2018

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A good summer for painting....

This 2018 summer was a good time to just relax and enjoy my art and my studio. With all the heat, rains and yes, mosquitoes, I just was very happy to stay indoors. I wasn't bored though, since I was inspired to try new ideas and techniques with my painting. Mostly I tried new combinations of colors in an almost abstract way. I had so much fun with this that I didn't realize how many paintings I did this summer.

I gathered them all together into one photo and I will display them here. Matted they each fit nicely into an 11"x14" frame.

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Tomorrow I begin a new series of "Watercolor with Jean" classes and I have six students signed up for my classes.

Jul. 19th, 2018

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Another little costume painting by me...

I have been saving this photo for when I felt in the mood to paint it. Today was the day. I got out my little costume sketch book and began my painting. My little book is almost full... I have only two blank pages left. So here is my finished painting.

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Jun. 3rd, 2018

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More experimenting...

Another little painting using my SpectrumNoir Glitter pens....

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Watercolor with Jean classes...spring 2018

Another fun project in this series of watercolor classes was painting spring leaves...

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Watercolor with Jean class...spring 2018

I still thought it was a great idea to bring my Anthurium plant to class and have my students enjoy painting it. This series, I had two intermediate students, who have taken my classes before, and three new beginner students. We worked a couple of weeks on our Anthurium plant and I was very pleased with everyone's results.

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