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Belinda Del Pesco
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I just finished this study for a nocturnal watercolor inspired by a solstice moonrise I watched from the chateau in France last month. A broad horizon, unencumbered by tall buildings was a perfect vantage point to watch the moon rise from the distance…
A nocturnal watercolor with pastel, which turned into a study for the next version on yupo paper - in process now. Stay tuned for that one in the next post.
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Summertime & Watercolors just go together - festive color and happy imagery!
Title: Hello, Buttercup! Description: Original Graphite & watercolor, painted with Winsor Newton & Graham pigments on Arches watercolor paper. Signed by the artist. Edition: One of a Kind Ori...
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I’ve been home from France for a couple of weeks, but I’m still feeding my family baguettes, with cheeses, fruits, salami, pancetta, and prosciutto regularly. I’m listening to French music, drinking rosé, and selecting outfits inspired by the panache &…
A small watercolor sketch from an art workshop trip to France, and thoughts on the value of traveling when you're a visual artist.
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The painting above was done after a trip to Rome a few years ago, so it seemed appropo for this post. I just returned from two weeks in France. #pinchme  I’ve been in Provence, sketching quaint villages and lavender fields while working as crew for…
After two weeks working as crew for an artist's painting retreat in Provence, France, I have some jet lag to shed, things to sort, and watercolors to share.
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This watercolor is fresh off the art-table and I’m in the process of framing it now. It was my demo painting at the San Diego Artwalk a few weeks ago, and I finished it here in the studio this week, just in time for the next two festivals. The reference…
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This art blog began as an exercise in accountability in 2005. I planned to document my renewed commitment to get back into art-making after a decade-long hiatus. Almost immediately, it morphed into a platform to share process, and hopefully, encourage…
A monotype, and samples of monotypes and printmaking art from young artists around the globe who are learning from youtube tutorial videos.
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(The instructions for making the collagraph above are on my youtube channel here.) I’m unloading art festival gear back in my studio after the Sierra Madre Art Fair, which started with a few hours of heavy rain during booth set up on Friday, and ended…
A mat board collagraph and photos of the rainy but successful art festival in Sierra Madre over the weekend. It helps to be prepared.
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I keep a notebook to scribble To-Do’s, painting ideas, and tidbits gleaned from books and the web. It’s old fashioned to keep a paper To-Do list, I know, but I love the feel of paper, and I enjoy writing lists. It’s as important as keeping a moleskine for…
Field sketching in watercolor while sitting in a field of lavender in Provence, France, done in an 8x5 Moleskine sketchbook.
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When you return from an excursion to a new place – like for instance, France – you get to pour over your photos and re-live the experience, or even better, make art from your photos and completely submerge in that recall. Painting, sketching and carving…
A watercolor of a house near the Palatine Hill in Rome, and thoughts on painting watercolor from photos vs painting plein air for the first time.
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The first time I read this quote (below) by the painter John E. Carlson, it rang true to me; you don’t have to travel far and wide to be a good painter. Do not be a tourist painter. The casual tourist landscape painter will paint in Italy or Holland. If…
A watercolor sketch from the Gardens of the Papal Palace in Avignon, France, and thoughts about traveling specifically to make art in foreign places.
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The San Diego Festival of the Arts on Waterfront park was lovely last week. We had a gray day to start on Saturday, but eventually, the sun came out along with the crowds, and I saw plenty of people strolling the lawn with paintings & sculpture under…
A watercolor of a man with a dog sleeping in an old Roman apartment, and photos of the San Diego Arts Festival in Waterfront Park - near Little Italy
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An artist I admire has recently been copied by another artist, with no attribution, and the copied work is for sale, presented as original to the artist listing it. It’s a direct copy – as in brush stroke-for-brush stroke, but with the tell-tale…
A klimt-inspired Linocut with watercolor and colored pencils added, and some thoughts on artists swapping out envy for goals to be of good use
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Hi there, 
I'm a watercolor painter & printmaker, born and raised in New England, and living & working in California. I've published an art blog since 2005, and the practice has been an inspiring resource documenting my journey as an artist, and a grounding exploration into the salve of the written word. 

I sell my work on Etsy (bdelpesco.etsy.com), and at Art Festivals and regional shows and exhibits. I love experimenting with various approaches in watercolor & printmaking, so I share the results of my meanderings on my blog with process photos and videos (http://bit.ly/1F1JDFZ). 

As a visual person, I appreciate pictorial instruction - in everything from art-making to cooking - so it seems natural to share images and videos from my studio. I hope the photos and descriptions of creating art here on my blog (http://www.belindadelpesco.com/) inspire you to follow along & make something. If you have any questions, be in touch.
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