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First Paint-Out of 2015 (Como Conservatory)

Yesterday, eight of us spent a relaxing morning in the beauty, warmth and humidity of Marjorie McNeely Conservatory, sketching, painting and just soaking up the green! (I tried to capture more of the group at work, but some of you were too stealthy for me!) (If you thought about coming, but weren’t sure what to […]
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Prayer/Meditation Mandalas Mini-Retreat at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Mar 2105

More Beautiful Mandalas!

I am always just astounded at how gorgeous these turn out, even though many who take this workshop have never painted in watercolor before! A small group this time, as a few people had to cancel at the last minute, but this min-retreat was super-fun and relaxing. And wow! what beautiful mandalas. Even though there […]
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Watercolor Jumpstart class at The Phipps Center for the Arts, winter 2015

Spreading Their Watercolor Wings

Three great winter-session classes wrapped up last week. Look at all this lovely work! The Watercolor Jumpstart students are new to watercolor (or returning after a long time away). Some have a lot of experience in other media and some are taking their first foray into the visual arts, but as you can see, they […]
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Willow River Park 03/23/15, 8x10', acrylic on watercolor board, field study by Lynne Baur

Plein Air—I’ll Take What I Can Get . . .

After a string of warm days, we had a cooldown this week, and a little dusting of snow this morning. But it was the first time in a looooong time that I finished work early enough to get out before dark to do a little painting in the field. I’ll take it! I challenged myself […]
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Dragonfly painting in progress.

More Dragonflies Emerging!

The round drums in last week’s newsletter are sold and have been delivered to their new home! Now I need to make some more . . . Here’s a little peek at the design I’m working on for a new round drum with an “ocean wave” theme. . . . and a peek at a […]
line and wash painting of a campsite with tent and chair

Line-and-Wash—Watercolor Painting Anyone Can Do

A lot of people are still digging out of the most recent swath of snowstorms, but here in Hudson, it’s in the upper 20s, with a forecast of temperatures in the 40s in the coming week. Time to get outside to paint or sketch! If the idea of painting outside or while traveling is appealing […]