Monthly Archives: September 2016

Controlled untidiness: painting sunflowers

“Sunny ways.” The coordinator of our Friday morning art group is fond of quoting our young Prime Minister, but I must admit she did restrain herself in announcing her recent sunflower painting demo. If ever there were a more fitting … Continue reading

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Building better waterfalls: stroke therapy

While I was messing around researching rocks and streams, aiming to capture the spirits of two favorite waterfalls, I tripped over a pleasant surprise—I did indeed have a fairly recent photo of my old childhood creek. And as soon as … Continue reading

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In my dreams, painting rocks and streams

My first few afternoons working on waterfalls was no different than had I gone clambering around the slippery rocks of a real waterfall. There were moments where I thought I had a grasp of the brush work, then I would … Continue reading

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