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Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. Pablo Picasso at

Unusual Combination – Bones and Roses

I want to paint more often. When I don’t paint I get grouchy. I feel out of sorts. Another thing that happens is I have a problem getting back to painting if I stay away too long. It is strange. Sometimes when I have time to paint, I don’t.  It is as if I have […]

Free Art Demonstrations in Portland – April 2010

I am are always looking for activities to broaden my horizon, to expand my artistic knowledge. I happened to discover an art supply store in Portland that provides demonstrations on various media for their customers. The best part about the demos is they are free!  You can’t beat that. The name of the store is […]

Painting Flowers from Photographs in Watercolor – A Class

Yesterday I did a painting demonstration at Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts Store in Portland. I painted for two hours as a way to promote the watercolor classes I will be teaching there in January and February.  I have been wanting to mention these classes but was not sure when I should. I guess this is […]

Creativity Devotional – Create For Love

Those who create for love – like the devotees who practice their spiritual tradition with ardor – give off a certain undefinable something that is attractive, and it attracts to them their good. Julia Cameron, Walking in this World: The Practical Art of Creativity Thought: I am reading Julia Cameron’s book Walking in this World. […]

Ten Creative Ways to Use Old Unwanted Watercolor Paintings

Every piece of artwork you paint is not going to be a masterpiece. Sometimes our paintings don’t work for whatever reason. You may be like me and have a stack of old paintings that you just don’t like. You have some options for these paintings. Here are ten creative ways to use old unwanted watercolor […]