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Challenges We Give Ourselves

Lucky me, I’m having surgery on my neck soon. Over the last five years or so I’ve been having difficulty from pinched nerves and bulging discs and degenerative junk in my neck. I’ve run through all the hoops, large and small, that the insurance company wanted to try before we finally landed at the orthopedic… Continue reading Challenges We Give Ourselves

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More Fun with Watercolor

We have just one more class with Doug Mock for the Beginner’s Watercolor at RAL Art Center. I jumped ahead and for the most part completed the painting for which Doug provided a photo. Having got ahead, I ended up forgetting about the color map and planning notes and ended up with a fairly jumbled… Continue reading More Fun with Watercolor

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Second Saturday Demonstration: Reference Photos

I’ll be demonstrating how I take my bird photos and then doctor them up using Photoshop all day this coming Saturday as part of the Northern Neck Artisan Trail’s Second Saturday Program. Professional artists who work from photos use photos they have taken themselves. Sometimes those photos need a little help with cropping, fixing camera… Continue reading Second Saturday Demonstration: Reference Photos