Category Archives: the archives

a drawing discovered and why I value doodles

I was working with a student yesterday and the word “play” came up as I suggested some homework for her. She said she felt like she was wasting time just “playing.” I said play is so important; it’s where we … Continue reading

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Sketches from my studio wall

The Facebook Art Challenge is done for me–finished my 5th day of 3 images/day shared. It has made me and other artists friends look around the studio for things we might not otherwise put up. These are from my studio … Continue reading

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Some really big watercolors

A game on Facebook, “Art Challenge,” has got me digging through my stacks a bit and taking pictures of things that I’ve never posted before. ┬áThese three really large (36″ x 48″) watercolors were done in 2004 during a residency … Continue reading

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my work in other people’s houses–horse head and grackle

Two pieces that are a blast from the past (to me) are living large in their new digs. These pieces are from my beginning days of painting large format acrylics and taking inspiration from smaller watercolor sketches. The horse head, … Continue reading

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another watercolor/acrylic ink discovery–Crooked Blue Whale

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