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The stories I tell

About a year ago I went out to the Woodburn Tulip festival with my family. We had a good time, but they wanted to do more shopping than I did, so I staked out a nice shady spot and people watched for a while. People watching is a delightful sport. It’s a lot like watching …

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Art Talk

Last Saturday (a week ago) I went to “Art Talk” with Patricia Schmidt. This is a new series of classes that Patricia has designed, intended to help artists like me move to the next level with guided critique and analysis of our paintings. I brought two paintings: “Sizing Up the Competition” and “Delight” (title possibly …

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Saturday in the life of an artist

Today was too rainy and windy to spent much time outdoors. I was going to title this post “Random Saturday” because that is what it has been; however, I have done a lot of arty things, so this title does seem apt. Video Watching At the WSO convention a few weeks ago I checked out …

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Trash Artist

Last Friday I went for a quick walk at lunch. On my way back to the office, a piece of pink surveyor’s tape lodge in the branches of a tree caught my attention. I thought the sheer pink tape blowing in the wind was pretty and had a flight of fancy where I imagined the …

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Walking through an edible landscape

I talk about Canemah a lot. It is right down the road from my house and offers a wealth of what an artist friend of mine once called “salient detail.” It’s also gorgeous. This is the time of year when Canemah really shows off with flowers and bloom. But I think it’s also the time …

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What will I do this summer?

One interesting thing about starting this blog has been that I am actually reading more blogs and paying more attention to what others are doing to market their art (or other business). The downfall is that I now have even more things to distract me. A few days ago I found a blog called Art Biz …

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New Theme

I have been getting various reports about the theme not working correctly. As well, I had problems viewing the site in Internet Explorer. So… I’ve changed! P.S. I’ve now just spent two hours updating all my social media stuff. The world is too much! So small but so big!

Agnize

agnize [‘ trans. To recognize or acknowledge in some capacity. With simple object, also object and for, as, to be, or noun complement. Obs.’] Etymology: <  classical Latin agnōscere, adgnōscere to recognize, to acknowledge, to discern, realize, in post-classical Latin also to learn (4th cent.; <  ad- ad- prefix + gnōscere to know: see know …

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Process, series, and message

Today I went back to the WSO convention. The final day is always an interesting mix. There is a business meeting followed by the juror’s demo. At the business meeting I won a door prize (I guess I can’t say I never win anything…) I have checked this book out a couple of times at …

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Conventions & Critiques

This weekend is the Watercolor Society of Oregon‘s Spring Watermedia Convention. If you live in anywhere in the Portland, Oregon area, I highly recommend it. The 80 paintings (of over 300) that made it into the show will having for the next month at the Hillsboro Public Library before the 20 award winners begin a …

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