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Tsukubai Painting: Creating Solace

I’ve had such a fascination with the tsukubai lately. That is the beautiful Japanese water urn, usually with a ladle, found in gardens and temples and is meant for purifying the hands and mouth before entering the temple or before a tea ceremony. I’d already painted one before and was really pleased with the results: […]

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A Tale of Two Buddha Paintings

I’ve started creating some smaller, more affordable paintings to complement my medium and larger size originals, and one of the first most endearing subjects I like to paint is Buddha. I like seeing all the different kinds of Buddha images from different cultures and my reactions to them. Which ones are most appealing and which […]

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Meditation Bowl Painting Evolution

I had a lot of fun this month creating the painting for December’s giveaway. At first I didn’t know what to paint and a good friend suggested a meditation bowl. Fantastic idea! I went for it right away, preparing the 6×6-inch canvas with lots of great texture. Today’s post is showing you the process of this painting […]

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My Painting Methods in 2014

During the first year I decided I would be a professional artist, I had to do a lot of exploring. Deciding on my painting style, what about a painting would make it uniquely my own – how would I stand out, in other words. It is during that year of discovery that I have come […]

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Three Things to Notice About My Art

Sometimes you like a piece of art “just because” and it can be difficult to say exactly why. Generally speaking, we are drawn to colors that compliment or contrast, the subject matter itself, and a well-balanced piece. Here are three things for you to notice about my art, so that you’ll know WHY you like it! Balance In […]

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