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These commercially grown tulips will have to do. No tulips in my garden. Several years ago I planted dozens of tulips. Happily watched them grow, sending up beautiful plump buds. Just ready to pick. Good grief! Stems wilting, buds dragging on the ground! Learned that voracious voles tunneled under the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2022 at "I never met a color I didn't like!"
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Before you eat your veggies, paint them! Browse the produce section, thinking of what to paint. Markets that stock locally- grown produce, will have the crispiest leaves and freshest colors. I was so excited finding these beets, back home, I skipped the kitchen, and put them on my drawing table.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2022 at "I never met a color I didn't like!"
A long over-our update: I have long neglected this blog, It is past time for for an update. Excuses, well, other parts of my life have overwhelmed me and this blog. I have, however continued to make art, on paper and in other ways. I am involved in a watercolor... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2022 at "I never met a color I didn't like!"
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It’s fun to work on one image and experiment with variations: Check Instagram for daily posts, search for clairepaint Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2020 at "I never met a color I didn't like!"
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Camels, theme and variation: Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2020 at "I never met a color I didn't like!"
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It’s time, again, for Inktober! This is the annual make-art-every-day for a month. Preferably Inktober is for art created using ink, but the basic goal is to form the habit of spending time every day to make art. These are my first posts to Instagram: Download the Instagram app to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2020 at "I never met a color I didn't like!"
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Yellow Iris The fragrance is equally lovely. I leave that to your imagination Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2020 at "I never met a color I didn't like!"
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While walking around the neighborhood, I saw this large spruce tree covered with these pretty rose-rust color buds, Funny, all these years, wondering how I could have missed it. Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2020 at "I never met a color I didn't like!"
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Freshly picked carrots are delicious, but eating must wait until they are painted! Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2020 at "I never met a color I didn't like!"
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Creative projects and paintings: www.clairecreates.com Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2020 at "I never met a color I didn't like!"
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This is another example of produce shopping and thinking first of brush and paint before cooking! Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2020 at "I never met a color I didn't like!"
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When I saw the produce manager putting out these vibrant purple cauliflower, I immediately thought, “Here’s a painting!” In time, still life transformed into dinner, good, but not as exciting as painting, lacking the adrenaline rush! 11” x 17” without a mat Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2020 at "I never met a color I didn't like!"
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Painting the nuances of glass reflections is a challenge. Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2020 at "I never met a color I didn't like!"
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This was quickly drawn with a Signo Gel Pen. Watercolor also done quickly. This was spontaneous with little planning, just jump in and work fast. Sometime a lot of time thinking can be paralyzing. Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2020 at "I never met a color I didn't like!"
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Garden lilies bloom much later than Easter lilies. This vibrant one blooms in July. Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2020 at "I never met a color I didn't like!"
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From my sketch book Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2020 at "I never met a color I didn't like!"
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…and purple, almost, mountains majesties… Wanting respite for America and all the world. Creative projects and paintings: www.clairecreates.com Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2020 at "I never met a color I didn't like!"
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It was a challenge simplifying this flower to show the shape with just some simple brush strokes. Used Daniel Smith Pearlescent White, Green and Gold. Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2020 at "I never met a color I didn't like!"
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Lilies have been a source of many paintings from the garden, most more realistic. It has been fun doing these, more spontaneous. Painted on black watercolor paper and Daniel Smith pearlescent watercolor paints. The lovely shimmer I have to leave to your imagination. Creative projects and paintings: www.clairecreates.com Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2020 at "I never met a color I didn't like!"
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