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Jean Pederson Workshop – Day 3

My apologies for anyone who was following along. I got home after the Jean Pederson workshop last evening, unpacked the car, and then just kind of hit the couch. I was tired from the workshop, but also from being awake for a few hours the night before with “stomach” issues. Warm Up In addition to the above, there were two…

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Jean Pederson Workshop – Day 2

The streak continues! Day 2 of the Jean Pederson workshop ended with all five goals met and NO MELTDOWNS! I will admit there was a heating up when I got hungry for lunch and at the end of the day when I was just tired, but both times I evaluated the situation and made healthy choices. Yeah!!! The Warm Ups Like…

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Jean Pederson Workshop – Day 1

Well, I am delighted to report that I did well on day one of the Jean Pederson workshop. I accomplished all five goals (see yesterday’s post) from the workshop. And… NO MELTDOWNS! I am feeling so good. But let’s talk about what you all want to know, namely, what did we do. Getting Started To start the day, Jean gave…

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Nubilous

nubilous [ noo-buh-luhs, nyoo- ] (adjective) – cloudy or foggy Today I had made arrangements with a friend to meet and take our dogs for a walk. It has been muggy for a few days, but generally dry (okay, dry-ish.) So, we met at the park… and it promptly started raining. Sounds about like our luck. We still had a…

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Concept

For various reasons, I didn’t leave the house much this weekend. I had a variety of plans, but unexpected events tabled all that and I was left to my own devices here. While I did some chores, puzzles, dog walking, etc. I figured painting was a safe way to pass the time. So, I turned to a big sheet of…

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Seeing people

This weekend I attended the Watercolor Society of Oregon‘s Spring Convention. It’s been two, full years since we got together, and it was nice to see people again. I’m not great at chatting, but even I enjoyed shooting the breeze with a few people. I chose not to attend Friday night due to work and traffic concerns, and Sunday I…

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Significant

Technical virtuosity alone does not result in significant art. Hours upon hours in front of an easel may not yield any significant art. It isn’t any one thing that makes a painting significant. Significant paintings make you think, wonder, hopeful or depressed. Significant paintings leave you speechless. Significant paintings alter your blood pressure. Significant paintings could be a single line,…

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Uncooperative

After the canine sucess of last weekend, I would love to report equal sucess with painting. However, factually speaking, that wouldn’t be true. It’s not only life that’s getting in the way; my current project is proving to be most uncooperative. On the subject of life, work continues to be a little over the top. Re-entering life after last weekend…

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Alaska Application

I am having a tough time getting my application done. So, I thought maybe putting it online, in a format I normally write in might help. Here goes. Voices of the Wilderness Alaskan A.I.R. Program – 2022 Filled out my name, Checked off which areas I was interested in Listed references Created an artistic resume and portfolio Agreed to donate…

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