Category Archives: Studio Snapshots

Surviving creatively

I like making things, something to keep my hands busy at night while watching Netflix. Living alone I miss human contact in these social-distancing days, so making face masks was a way to connect with people from a safe distance. … Continue reading

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Illinois homestead

This has been a fun project to recreate the homestead where my client and her siblings grew up in rural Illinois. She went on a quest to get me photos of the house in sunlight, which became quite a journey … Continue reading

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Hard Won, Not Done

Friend Mary helped me transport two paintings and a sculpture to Muscatine Art Center for their exhibit “Hard Won, Not Done,” works by 24 eastern Iowa women artists commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, … Continue reading

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Bird bra bonus

Update: This year’s Iowa City Eastside Artists Annual Show and Sale has ended. Thank you to everyone who stopped by! Previously: Birds — especially chickens — are a favorite subject of mine to liven up color mixing lessons. After our … Continue reading

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Let it Show

Jeanette and I demonstrated watercolor techniques with the assistance of a young art student at the opening event for the “Let it Show” exhibit at Beréskin Gallery & Art Academy in Bettendorf. The exhibit is open now through December during … Continue reading

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Painting and donating

I’m pleased to be offering classes at Iowa Artisans Gallery, and my first class there was also a fundraiser! Part of the proceeds went to Free the Girls, an international non-profit that collects new and gently-used bras of good quality … Continue reading

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Tech for teaching

I’ve tried different setups over the years to give my students a better view during demonstrations, and I brought my favorite system yet to the Octagon watercolor workshop earlier this month. Without some kind of apparatus for viewing, there may … Continue reading

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Cards to help fight ALS

When the weather forecast turned blustery, this year’s Walk to Defeat ALS® turned into an Open House, inside on the concourse at Principal Park in Des Moines. I used the occasion to introduce a new set of notecards — “Family … Continue reading

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Well-traveled

The Iowa Watercolor Society’s (IWS’s) Annual Meeting, Luncheon, Demonstration and Awards Ceremony is held at the end of each summer’s IWS Annual Exhibition. It’s a great way to meet fellow Iowa artists, and learn from each other and from the … Continue reading

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Art in Omaha

I had 17 talented students in my watercolor class last week sponsored by Barb Bishop and Omaha Artists, Inc.  My painting “Patience” made the trip to be an example for the class, and students worked from a photo of “Emma” … Continue reading

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