Heirloom Tomatoes


Heirloom Tomatoes
Watercolor, 12 x 18 inches

This was a sloppy foray with video cutting out mid-process. Sloppy is fine as long as you set yourself in motion. Allowing imperfection is key. Action is de rigeur.

Happy with action and results as I continue to work out with my new Rosemary & Company brushes.



Keith Jarrett performing part one of his Köln concert is a favorite though admittedly over-exuberant for tomatoes! The timing fit for the video so I used it.

My vegetable garden seeds are sown so I'm guessing more plant food is on the way as subject matter!

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Revival


Effortless Breath, 2008
Watercolor, 5 x 7 inches 

Now the most beauteous moment of spring is upon us. The dirt in my new raised vegetable garden is prepared and the seeds will go in tomorrow morning. All the windows are open and I look out to flower trees filled with bird song.

I'm reminded of a short series I made four years ago when I was in the throes of my Landscape into Art project and deep into Degas landscapes. This series is titled Revival. It's the perfect time of year to repost it in its entirety here.

It's also the perfect time to post for my Online Drawing and Watercolor Course students who are now entering Practice Camp where we plan, create and execute individual series after the long haul of six months of study. We're all very excited! It's a good time to plant and nurture seeds.


After Maurin Landscape, 2008
Pencil, 9 x 12 inches



After Maurin Landscape, 2008
Ink, 9 x 12 inches



Mud and Ochre, 2008
Watercolor, 5x 7 inches



Awakening, 2008
Watercolor, 5 x 7 inches



Rush to Rain, 2008
Watercolor, 5 x 7 inches



Revival, 2008
Watercolor, 5 x 7 inches

The original Charles Maurin watercolor that influenced Degas (et moi!)


Charles Maruin
Landscape, c.1893
Vaporiser watercolor, 31.7 x 48 cm
The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum
Rutgers University, NJ


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Pears for Rosemary

Pears for Rosemary
watercolor and graphite
12 x 18 inches

I teach about materials within the context of my drawing and watercolor courses. Until a student is at a certain level, I stick to high quality student grade materials. At the end of my six-month course, I provide a bonus lesson on materials and resources to send folks out into the world on a new level.

In my quest for a really good brush, I have found my way to Rosemary & Company. I've fallen head over heels in love with their brushes! Last week, I received their Roger Jones set. I was so anxious to try them out that I stopped everything, set up a camera and made a rough, poorly planned demo of my first use. Even amidst the chaos, I knew that these brushes will change my watercolor painting.

The neighborhood was noisy, the cats were rambunctious, and the light changed so dramatically that I finally had to flatten the easel to get out of my own shadow. Alirio Diaz plays an assortment of short Spanish guitar pieces in the background to cover the studio din.


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Soft Recall


Soft Recall
Watercolor
6.25 x 7.5 inches
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I am all written out! I am writing these days far more than I am painting. To everything there is a season I suppose is the best response to the situation.

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You can also visit my blog to read a ton of words with pictures. Click above in the menu bar.

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I've added a new 8-week course that starts on April 5. Email me to apply for a place. 

If you're in Nashville, I have 2 seats left for a Saturday course starting March 24.
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Warm Heather


Warm Heather
6 x 6 inches
$47 email me to purchase

...from a memory of some ancestral land.



On my current land, I've struck ground for a vegetable garden.

Will write more about that on my blog in the next week.






If you're in Nashville, by request, I've reopened my studio for a live, in person 8-week course starting March 24... 2 seats left.
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Violetta


Violetta
6 x 6 inches
$57 email me to purchase

We're doing happy dances at my studio tonight because the tornados missed our spot on earth. We were, however, pelted with rather large and loud hail...


...that concentrated on my studio and not the rest of the yard.

The studio is still standing! So am I. Yay!

Wherever you are, you can join me in my studio for my upcoming 
Online Drawing and Watercolor Course
It really is just like being with me in my studio!

The next course starts March 15just in time to plant new seeds for the rest of your life.

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