Golden Yellow

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Golden Yellow in watercolor The leaves shriveled into a crisp golden yellow ochre with a hint of cobalt burnt. Like wind chimes following the whisper of the wind, the old leaves dance slowly but definitely not its last. For new things will take root and it will grow fruitful. If anyone is in Christ he is a new creation: The old has gone and the new has come (2 Cor 5:17)! He is no longer slave to sin and tradition. … Read More

Paintings for Running with Brushes

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Dancing Trees: Acrylic on approx 4″W x 6″H archival watercolor paper The first time that I have heard of Vandy Massey‘s wonderful project called Running with Brushes (RWB) I did not hesitate to join in the collaboration. This is what it is all about as stated in their website: Running With Brushes is a very personal challenge to us, on many levels. This year (2013) our younger son joined Rifles. Over his year of training at Sandhurst we have become increasingly … Read More

Bookbinding 101

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I think the beauty of binding one’s own sketchbook is that it is personal and one can incorporate different types of paper and decorate its cover to one’s heart content. It is wonderfully cheap too. And so I was very thankful to have “known” Effy Wild who created a fabulous bookbinding tutorial which was so easy to follow. Quite an addicting craft I must say! Above is the list of materials that I used. It is pretty much the same … Read More

53: Magic View

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“Magic View” approximately 6″W x 9″H inches; mixed media on 140 lb archival watercolor paper $27 Unframed This painting was inspired by a photograph of Hannah Loaring of Further Bound (she’s a traveler, {awesome} writer and graphic designer) during her travel to Goa. The large tree caught me by surprise and I find myself itching to paint those branches circling gracefully towards the heaven. Majestic. I asked her for a title suggestion and she said that the tiny path that leads to this spot starts … Read More

52: Outburst

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“Outburst” watercolor on 4×6 watercolor paper I was invited to join the Face in the World hosted by Ayala. According to her this is about painting of a face by different people. So we all make one starting painting (as in: sketch, or texture, or just  a squiggle… anything to just “start” the piece, then we mail it to the person in our team. We are divided into groups of 3 members. I’ve drawn portraits before but not the whimsy kind and that … Read More

49: Rest

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  “Rest” Watercolor and pen on paper As much as I dislike having flu I am still thankful for the time that I can rest and just be still. I received a timely post about my exact feelings from Michele Theberge about Meander Time. According to her, meander time is that unstructured, unproductive, unhurried envelope in which there are no goals, no urgency towards completion, only a free and easy flow of listening to and following our quiet inclinations. I … Read More

48: Few More Steps

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“Few More Steps” watercolor on sketchbook Half of the day I decided to sketch and paint one of Hannah Loaring’s photos at Further Bound. It was rather a quick sketch on pen and then a loose brush of watercolor. The poor paper cannot take much of the abuse of water. Also the paint stains therefore it is difficult to soften some edges. After working on my first freelance project and waiting for the client’s feedback I silenced myself for a … Read More

47: Tulips Overflow

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“Tulips Overflow” Watercolor on paper It is the 3rd week of the free online class of Introduction to Art Concepts and Techniques at Coursera. It is my dream to study in art school but I am still grateful for this opportunity to learn the basics of art online and interact with fellow artists. The topic for that week is correspondence with memory– mail art! This mail art is entitled Tulips Overflow. The medium behind the work on the handmade envelope … Read More

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