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Watercolour Greeting Cards

Watercolour Greeting Cards

In preparation for the art and craft sale on Saturday, I painted these greeting cards. I’m hoping that they might be appealing to people who want something unique but aren’t prepared to purchase a larger painting. I thought about painting…

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Chapel in a Vineyard

Chapel in a Vineyard

I should know by now that if I try to talk myself into painting something I’m not truly in the mood for, my laziness will out-stubborn my ambition every time. I spent the last few weeks stewing over an idea for a painting…

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Winter Mountains and Autumn Leaves

Winter Mountains and Autumn Leaves

I want to try painting as many different subjects as I can, so I can figure out what I like best. This time, I’ve made an attempt to get a handle on both snow and rock formations. I think it…

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Having Fun With My Escoda Round

Having Fun With My Escoda Round

My #12 Escoda Prado Round is my most commonly used brush. It is a synthetic brush that is meant to work exactly like real sable. It is advertised as being excellent for oil, acrylic, and watercolours, but on the art supply websites…

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Maple Leaves

Maple Leaves

Here’s what I spent the last couple days painting. I like the intensity of the colours, although the green leaves don’t stand out from the background as much as I hoped. I would have liked the background to be a little…

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A Rose for Mom

A Rose for Mom

Here is my latest artwork. I decided to paint a Mother’s Day card for my Mom. I’ve never painted a rose before, and most of my past attempts at flowers didn’t go well, so I was thrilled with how this turned…

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Making Trees

Making Trees

When I first got my new watercolour brushes, I spent a week making trees. I used reference photos to study the specific shapes of different kinds of trees, because the tree shapes that we have in our heads are not necessarily…

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