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Watercolor travel tin from mints tin

Watercolor travel tin from mints tin

Make your own watercolor travel tin from mints tin This Spring we took a 2 week painting trip to Mexico with a few other artists. Challenged to paint in plein air, I started to think about how to make my travel watercolor box even lighter and smaller than my very nice but much heavier Winsor…

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Blake Ward sees good results from figurative artist registry

Blake Ward sees good results from figurative artist registry

Dear Paula Hope all is well Always see your site high up in my referral statistics, thanks for the push. I hope that you will contact me for the renewal of my gold status, it must be coming around soon. Love the blog as well… if only I had more time! Stay well Cheers Blake…

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Willow Bader image in Harvard Medicine Magazine

Willow Bader image in Harvard Medicine Magazine

“Hi Paula, I just looked at your site and it is looking great! Nice layout and a really high level of art. I was recently contacted by the Harvard Medicine Magazine, they want to use one of my paintings in an up coming issue of the magazine… and how did they find my work? Your…

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Rory Coyne & Lauren Levato Coyne, studio visit Chicago

Rory Coyne & Lauren Levato Coyne, studio visit Chicago

Our final studio visit, and third in one day, brought us nearly right back to where we were staying in Evanston. We arrived just in time for a nice glass of wine (or 2…) at the home and studio of Rory Coyne and his wife, Lauren Levato Coyne. We were welcomed by their four legged…

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Exciting ceramics & paper dresses at Bellevue Art Museum

Exciting ceramics & paper dresses at Bellevue Art Museum

Last February, we jumped in the car and trekked down to Seattle to see the very rich exhibition of Isabelle de Borchgrave at Bellevue Art Museum. What a treat!! No photos allowed so these two come from Isabelle’s site. The show focused on her collection of paper dresses and environments inspired by Mariano Fortuny. I…

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Ravenswood Atelier, studio visit Chicago

Ravenswood Atelier, studio visit Chicago

The first thing that hits you when you walk into the Ravenswood Atelier is the inky darkness and the sheer scale of the place. It’s enormous! The cavernous space is draped with black cloth and lit carefully by artificial or natural overhead light. Magda was away and the dramatic and long locked Matthew Almy shared a very…

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