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Did four little paintings a while ago and forgot to post them. So here they are!

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Using purples, blues and greens, I was inspired by my orchid plants to paint this for the next juried and judged show at the Mispillion Art Gallery.

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Now i need to come up with a good name for it.
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This just another little experiment with mixed media. I love seeing what will happen if I try different ways of changing up my watercolor painting.

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Doing a little experimentation with making flowers appear to be 3-D.

I tried it first with just one flower.

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Then I did a complete painting this way.

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Very pleased with the outcome.
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The first week we worked on another way of creating color wheels, to refresh ourselves with the colors we would be using this series. We were then ready to start our seashell project.

I was fortunate enough to collect a nice array of seashells here at our beaches. Everyone was able to pick some shells from my collection and make a small still life to work from. My favorite is the conch shell and I painted one as an example of what they could watercolor.

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I was able to give everyone help and suggestions, but I was really pleased with the wonderful paintings they created.

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I was experimenting with color and created an abstract painting. I used various techniques such as rubbing alcohol, stencils, etc., and I was happy with the outcome.

Looking at it the next day, I thought this one lent itself to collaging it with some real flowers that I dried and kept in my inventory. I was happy enough with it to put it up on Society6.

https://society6.com/product/sunshine-day-bpq_print#1=45

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We have a lot of beautiful holly trees in our back yard and they always inspire me to paint them. I was pleased with this new holly painting enough to put it up on Society6. I ordered a tote, clock and mug and I liked them all.

You can see them here.
https://society6.com/product/winter-holly-871_bag#26=197


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A friend of mine owns a Gallery right nearby in Milford. She got this cute little kitten to keep her company in her store. I was so taken with this kitty, that I promised myself I would watercolor her. So here she is.

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Demo

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We had friends visit last week and one was interested in taking watercolor lessons when she returned home. Since I taught watercolor here, I gave her her first lesson and did a quick demo. Later I finished the painting.

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I then decided it made a nice icon when I cropped it like this.

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I used this as a profile picture on FB and it was really liked.
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I love watching birds this time of the year. A friend of mine has a feeder right outside of her kitchen window, and while visiting her, I couldn't help but watch the birds enjoying their feast of seeds. It inspired me to sketch and paint a little post card size bird. I choose a blue bird because I love their colors.

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Mispillion Art League has opened it's annual MEMBERS SPRING SHOW "Awakenings" (Juried & Judged by Dr. Roberta Tucci). The gallery is located at 5 North Walnut Street, Milford, DE 19963,
Show Dates: April 14th thru May 30th and our opening reception will be held April 17th.
I am happy to announce that I received an honorable mention ribbon for this painting.

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I have been encouraged by my daughter to update and reprint my book, "My Costume Journal", and include all my newest watercolor sketches. Some of you already have my first edition and will recognize the cover.

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It is now finished and can also be purchased at http://tinyurl.com/nph74ld  (not autographed).

This book is also an add-on when you donate to our Kickstarter of "Pride and Prejudice Illustrated", where I have watercolor painted the front and back cover of their new book. It can be purchased there (autographed) for $35.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/103879051/pride-and-prejudice-illustrated-by-janet-lee

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I have added ten new pages. I'm posting today to give a sneak peek of a new watercolor sketch of one of our lovely ladies dressed up for the Française Dinner.

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I'm so inspired by the creation and artistry of these wonderful period costumes and enjoy painting them.
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I have been asked to watercolor illustrations for a new book called Pride and Prejudice Illustrated. My art is on the front and back cover and the interior was illustrated by Janet Lee. It went public as a Kickstarter March 29th at midnight. I hope you will took a look at this and help back it's publication. This is the link, please take a look.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/103879051/pride-and-prejudice-illustrated-by-janet-lee

This is a peek at my illustrations.

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I am also in the process of re-printing My Costume Booklet in which I will include all the new illustrations I have done so far. It's still in the draft stage, but I will post when it becomes available. You will also be able to get it on the Kickstarter.
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I know it's only the beginning of February, but I can dream, can't I?

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