4" x 5"
Watercolor on Yes! Canvas paper
I guess this little Christmas Turkey is fitting for today's post, because this just may be her Halloween costume.
– George S. Patton
– Channing Pollack
Christmas Tree in Red
– Matina Horner
Sleepy Cat - October 26, 2009
--Gretta Brooker Palmer
Self-centeredness aggravates the natural flow of circumstances surrounding us; too much attention on ourselves distorts whatever might be troubling us. However, focusing on others' needs diminishes what we'd perceived as our own pressing need. This is a simple principle we might all consider adopting.
None of us is free of problems. That's one of life's givens. Through their resolution we grow and ready ourselves for the next group of challenges. Each group we survive enables us to offer better assistance to someone else who will confront a similar problem. Perhaps we'd do well to see all our problems as preparation for guiding someone who will come into our life. Helping someone else is certain to lift spirits and foster happiness, but the unexpected reward is that the helper reaps even greater benefits than the one helped.
My happiness is guaranteed if I help someone else find it today.by and Martha Vanceburg
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– Rabbi Hillel
V is for Veggie Patch
2.5" x 3.5" Watercolor & Ink
There's something wonderful about seeing the first little sprouts in the garden!
– Pyotr Tchaikovsky
– Josh Billings
8" x 10" Watercolor on Yupo
I finally spent a little time with my new Yarka travel watercolor set. I like them. They are very rich in pigment. They are almost thick, and never really dry hard on the pallet. There is a stickiness to them, that keeps me from closing the lid and using them for travel, because all the pans stick to the lid. When you open up the lid, all the pans are stuck to it. I guess I could glue them down. Anybody have any ideas?
I learned a few things this time, about working on yupo.
It really does make a difference, if you wipe the whole sheet off with isopropyl alcohol before you start. It removes all the invisible little fingerprints that cause the paint to repel from the yupo. This is why they recommend that you handle yupo with cotton gloves.
I used a barely damp fan brush, to get the details on the grass. I let everything dry really well before I went back in and added the cattle. The whole painting still only took me 30 minutes. I enjoyed the process a lot.
– Sarah Bernhardt
Carlos Castaneda (25 December 1925 – 27 April 1998) was a Peruvian-born American author. Starting with The
Acrylic on 12" x 12" Recycled Totes