Category Archives: Watercolor

An Eagle Square Do-Over

I went out to sketch a month ago today, was interrupted by life, and went back there today to finish the job.

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A lesson in color from mayflowers

Sketching with a friend yesterday, this little bunch of mayflowers was so delicate, so deliciously fragrant…I thought of John Singer Sargent’s watercolors of ladies in white dresses, the dresses painted with every shade of bright pastel light, magic! When I … Continue reading

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Shameless Marketing

“Beware creating alone—join an art class!” I am teaching two classes  here in Concord this spring, one in May and a follow-up one in June, and I would love to have you there to enjoy the gorgeous weather and laughter … Continue reading

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Resurrecting a Blog

Some stitches are easier to drop than others. This blog project, begun with such enthusiasm in August 2016, lost its momentum about a year ago; I intended to take a little break, then life happened. Luckily I do have a … Continue reading

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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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