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Brenda Swenson Watercolors
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Watercolor Artist, Author, Instructor
Watercolor Artist, Author, Instructor

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Imagination
I possess something that’s priceless. Not everybody has it and it can’t be found in books or downloaded from the web…it’s IMAGINATION. Knowing that I have it isn’t enough. Imagination can be a fickle thing. If I don’t take care of it, it will wither. I must...
Imagination
Imagination
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Boone Part #3, The Long Road Home
The Happy Traveler I am a native Californian born and raised. I have traveled a lot teaching workshops in the U.S. and overseas but I have never driven across America! On the other hand my husband Mike has seen much of America on a motorcycle. The journey t...
Boone Part #3, The Long Road Home
Boone Part #3, The Long Road Home
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Becoming Boone Part 2
Bring Him Home What were we going to do? We had a sick kitten, family waiting in Tennessee and a plane flight home to California in 4 days. I called my son in Tennessee and said we had a “small” delay and we’re running a few hours behind…and by the way do y...
Becoming Boone Part 2
Becoming Boone Part 2
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Becoming Boone...Part #1
Each of us have a story to tell… Last summer I taught a workshop at Cheap Joe's Art Stuff in Boone, North Carolina. It’s one of my favorite places to teach for many reasons. The people are warm and friendly, the country is beautiful and I get to spend time ...
Becoming Boone...Part #1
Becoming Boone...Part #1
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Sketch Collage
Stillman & Birn Beta, Size 8.5 x 5.5 (open flat) Do you remember the old movie posters that had multiple images that gave you the highlights or teasers to the best scenes in a movie? I do. They were beautiful! They were called a montage. The process or tech...
Sketch Collage
Sketch Collage
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A New Page and a New Year
A New Page and a New Year
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A New Page and a New Year
Life is like sketching with a pen. You can cross something out but you can never erase it. When I sketch I usually have a pretty good idea how it’s going to look. Along the way things can change. I can make mistakes or improvements. It all depends on me.  S...
A New Page and a New Year
A New Page and a New Year
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Negative Painting - Poinsettias
Reference Photo  Cameras are a wonderful tool but it's important to remember photographs are simply a springboard. I don’t rely too heavily on them. The sooner I respond to what’s happening on the paper and quit looking at the photo the better off I’ll be…e...
Negative Painting - Poinsettias
Negative Painting - Poinsettias
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Walnut Ink & Watercolor
Autumn brings with it a beautiful array of colors and textures. At our Farmer’s Market a new crop of persimmons are available in a variety of shapes and colors.  I came home with a bag full and put them in a favorite dish. I loved how the contrast of colors...
Walnut Ink & Watercolor
Walnut Ink & Watercolor
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