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Archive for July, 2013

I am so excited to announce my new Christmas painting theme, it’s all about bunny rabbits this Christmas season. I used to think that Christmas in July was so not cool until I started painting seasonal subjects, now I understand the time and planning that must be done prior to Christmas.
I will be posting new bunny paintings each month before Christmas… Would like to hear from you.

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Painting for Adam

This original painting will be offered by silent auction for the Adam Hardee Fundraiser event tomorrow from 4-7 pm at Regal Resort, White Lake, NC. The event is to raise money for Adam and to help him with expenses and costs acquired since his car accident.
Adam and my two sons grew up and played together in our little White Lake neighborhood. Adam and his family have been dear friends of ours for years. I wanted to create a very special painting for this event. The painting was created as I sat at the end of our pier and the sailboat was inspired by a friend who contributed the photo of someone sailing around the lake. I used water from the lake mixed in with the acrylic paint, so it truly is special.
Please come and join us tomorrow so you will have a chance to bid on this special original painting of White Lake.
Happy Bidding!

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Chinese painting

I spent the afternoon managing a headache and clearing my mind by grinding my own Sumi ink, a ritual enjoyed by Chinese artists I learned.
A little ground ink, some bamboo brushes, sumi paper and a few trial and error goldfish brushstrokes helped me to create a piece I am fond of.
Finally, I researched my Chinese name and signed and completed with a carved soapstone stamp.
Headache has vanished!
Also, I must give credit to Artist Henry Li for his expert instruction. (more…)

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This is watercolor infused with mica chips ( twinkling H2o’s) written with India ink and a pipette on watercolor paper. Joanne Sharpe’s online LLove 201 workshop is wonderful.
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