Reaching

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104 Things to Paint

Since I haven’t been writing lately, I’ve been painting instead. Including three entries in a neat little book we picked up at the DMA, 104 Things to Paint. Its pages are all divvied up with neat little subjects like falling from the sky, french fries and ketchup, and arrows.

 


Cactus


India ink on watercolor paper. 


Portuguese Man O’War

India ink on watercolor paper


A Resolution

I’ve finally thought up a New Year’s resolution.

I’m going to make every birthday card I give this year.

Psst…it’s my sister’s birthday next week.


An Art Post

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Today I broke out the sable brushes i received for our anniversary and filled a frame that’s been hanging out empty for months.

I can’t seem to get a very good picture of them both, so here are today’s paintings separately.

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I think my favorite way to paint is in a series, whether I display them in the same frame or separately. I love how groupings look on a wall, especially when the pieces were made to be shown together. It draws you in more than just a single piece hanging there all by itself.

Then again, I prefer smaller canvases anyway. I’ve made plenty of art cards, which are fantastic because they can be quick and easy to make since they’re just trading card size. And they don’t take up much space.

Right now I also have two 12.5″ square frames, with a 4.5″ square available inside the mats. Those will probably get something floral, maybe Georgia O’Keeffe-y. Maybe the moss roses, which are still thriving!