Category Archives: Watercolor

The Painted Journal

In January 1991 I returned to college to finish my undergraduate degree after a 20-year hiatus. In my program at Lesley College, the last two semesters had to be devoted to a highly structured, single major work. After much brainstorming … Continue reading

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Part 6: Kids, musicians, and artists, oh my!

Day 21 of a 28 day odyssey in Moscow, 1989. To recap, our Russian hosts had worked out the details of our month-long visit about a year in advance. The plan had been to spend Weeks 1 and 2 in … Continue reading

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Part 5: The third week!

Although the main purpose of our trip was to work in schools spreading the hope of ecological consciousness to Russian children, we knew there were dignitaries to impress as well. By far the most important was Gennady A. Yagodin, Soviet Minister of Higher and Specialized … Continue reading

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Loosen up…but how?

Woodland strolls in the nick of time: autumn! I have had the good fortune to explore a few of Concord’s many beautiful trails in the last couple weeks. My companion sets the pace walking ahead of me, and I am … Continue reading

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Back to School-at home

For 30 years I have been collecting top notch watercolor instruction books. During the first many years I diligently used them as textbooks, following the lessons, and with quite satisfactory results. That habit had fallen away with time, but is now resurrected … Continue reading

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Your Values Matter

October Sunday afternoon,  Concord NH The flowers at the police memorial sculpture in Concord were beautiful in the noonday sun, but by the time I got back over there at 2 o’clock the light had changed and most of it … Continue reading

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‘Tis A Gift to… keep it simple

I got to the last few pages of the small sketchbook I carry in my purse, and being frugal (or cheap) I could not just “call it done.” A beautiful autumn day, time to spare, and no sense of direction led … Continue reading

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