Monthly Archives: August 2015

Still playing with ponies: painting horse

Of all the traditional subjects, there’s one that keeps drawing me back—painting horses. I flip through a book on bird painting, and I see how the composition lines could be used with horses instead of magpies. I attend a workshop … Continue reading

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Paper-play: what the stash said

One thing creative people have in common is what I call the ‘magpie syndrome’–you see something bright and shiny and simply MUST have it. So it is that quilters amass a cupboard full of fat quarters, woodworkers have a shop … Continue reading

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The whole bird: painting eagle

One summer I spent endless hours up a ladder scraping and sanding log siding at our cabin on Lake of the Woods. Some days I had a CD playing for distraction, but most often I relied on the almost continuous … Continue reading

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