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Linda Knoll
Artist, teacher, author/illustrator.
Artist, teacher, author/illustrator.

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Painting the Irish Countryside
Three Harbor Views, Kinvara 6"x6" watercolors, Linda Knoll I've just returned from a trip to the Southwest part of Ireland. Our group stayed in a little town called Lisdoonvarna, a small town know for it sulphur water and Matchmaking Festival. Our hostess a...

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Resolved to Create a Happy 2016!
2015 was a weird year. I felt unfocused about my art, and distracted by too many other things to really concentrate on anything specific.  I tried out a few new techniques: collage and watercolor combo, mono printing with a Gelli Plate; both fun and interes...

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Holiday Shopping in Modesto
Shop local markets this year and support local artisans and businesses. My new coloring book, Nature Beauty , will be available beginning Nov. 28. I've worked hard to get this done for the holiday season. It has a dozen hand drawn illustrations, and is comp...

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Jumping on the Coloring Book Bandwagon
"Drought Resistant" doodle with succulents. 18"x24" watercolor with ink. 2015 A few years back, I started making some "doodles". Truthfully, I've doodled all my life during meetings, classes and in waiting rooms. So, when I recently read (and heard from fri...

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Mono printing with Gelli Plate
Experiment number one... Leaves printed in 3 passes with primary colors. A little process video.... (sorry the sound is not too good)

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Process: Seafoam with Kelp
My latest tide pool and rock inspired paintings have been really fun. This latest, "Seafoam with Kelp" is a little larger than the previous series at 16" x 16" finished size. It started out 16" x 20", but in the end, I decided to stick with the square forma...

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Project for the Holidays
I've always loved rocks. I have a small collection dating back to college when I took a few geology classes that included field trips. So, when I went to Point Lobos last summer, I naturally took tons of photos of all the fascinating rock formations. And fr...

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Playing with Collage
Just thought I'd have a little fun with collage this week. It's not something I normally work with, but I think these turned out pretty well. Some tissue paper, some painted textures. Meadow After Rain , collage by Linda Knoll, 2014 Tuolumne Meadows , colla...

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School Visits and Lessons For the Classroom
Patient for Pumpkins is the perfect fall picture book to share and learn with. I'd love to visit classrooms to share my book, make art, write stories or whatever you might have in mind. One of the best ways to experience the book, is to take a field trip to...

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Upcoming Events with Patient for Pumpkins
From "Patient for Pumpkins" Now that Patient for Pumpkins  has been out for a few months, the newness is wearing off. But, I've got a bunch of events in the works, and will be scheduling school events as soon as possible! The best way to keep up-to-date wit...
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