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Three Tips for Painting Loose Florals by Audrey Moon

This month’s blog post is brought to you by artist Audrey Moon of Audrey Ra Design. Audrey creates loose watercolor art from her studio in the Chicago suburbs.She is a well known watercolor instructor through her website and ENJOY: 3 TIPS FOR PAINTING LOOSE FLORALS Hi there! My name is Audrey Moon of Audrey

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Learning Never Exhausts the Mind ~Leonardo da Vinci

Today began the Semi-Private Watercolor lessons in my home studio. I hosted 2 students, both of whom had taken classes from me before. This first class we tackled painting a plant cutting in a clear glass with water. The main goal today was to show the importance of values when painting an object. I created

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Finding Your Artistic Voice by Katie Harmon

This month’s blog post is brought to you by my artist friend, Katie Harmon. Katie creates amazing ink and watercolor art from her studio in Olympia, Washington. Her work can be found at several Olympia area locations, including Splash Gallery and Gallery Boom. ENJOY: Finding Your Artistic Voice By: Katie Harmon, Ink & Watercolor

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The Guarantee of 2023

Well, here it is, my second annual new year’s post on this lovely website. I know you’ve all been waiting for it. Yep, me too! Writing’s not my thing, you see, so when a new month rolls around, I take a deep breath, procrastinate for a day or two ( or a week or 2),

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Van Gogh in America

This is not a watercolor related post but I wanted to tell you about the exhibit that I saw during my recent visit to Michigan. The Detroit Institute of Art currently has Van Gogh in America and let me tell you, it was awesome! From their website: See Van Gogh in Detroit with the exhibition Van

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Commission Complete

I recently finished a commission of a sweet little pup! It will be traveling with me to Michigan for delivery next weekend. So happy to bring joy to pet owners by recreating their fur babies in watercolor!

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Watercolor, Acrylics and Teaching, Oh My!

I just wrapped up a local 6 week class of Beginning Watercolor. We had a group of 21 students. There were true beginners and many who wanted to refresh their skills. All in all, it was a great group of people and we had a lovely time learning and painting together. I will be teaching

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Cards Galore!

In preparing for the Gig Harbor Scarecrow Festival, Oct. 1, I made so many hand painted cards. So, so many! Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to attend the event due to a back issue (isn’t aging fun?!!) So now I can pass the cards on to you! If you haven’t already done so, take a peak

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Pet Portraits

I have done my share of pet portraits over the years. This was my first attempt, our friend’s dog, Hope, was a border collie mix. We loved Hope and occasionally dog sat for her. Never in our lives has there been an easier dog to care for. The painting was done with acrylics and a

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Look What I Did!

Hi there! I’m happy to report that my painting, Christmas Gifts, was accepted into the Peninsula Art League’s Open Juried Show. It will be on display Sept through Oct 2022 at the Harbor History Museum on the waterfront here in Gig Harbor. I’m slowly starting to get involved in this group and I’m excited about

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