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Belinda Del Pesco
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There are so many artists sharing art on Facebook, the affirmation that beauty is a necessity scrolls down my feed in an avalanche of encouraged inspiration. Do you know about art Groups and Pages on Facebook?  In addition to individual artist’s Pages,…
A small watercolor of the bar area of an art opening, and a video of a teeny tiny book of color illustrations of Toulouse Lautrec by artist Gradimir Smudja.
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This watercolor landscape was done after a trip to see my step dad in Central California. I love the shape of the land up there; curvy golden hillsides, forged smooth with time, and made soft & textured with grasses and shrubs. The fleshy horizon line…
A watercolor landscape, and a video showing the sequence and almost choreographed movements involved in manufacturing hand made fine art papers.
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I’m still working on the nocturnal watercolor on yupo I mentioned in the last post, so stay tuned (or subscribe) for that coming soon…. In the meantime, I feel compelled to share a humorous, smart, thought-provoking essay on Why Procrastinators…
I’m still working on the nocturnal watercolor on yupo I mentioned in the last post, so stay tuned (or subscribe) for that coming soon…. In the meantime, I feel compelled to share a humorous, smart, thought-provoking essay on Why Procrastinators Procrastinate. Are you in the Staller Club too? Do you wait till the eleventh hour to complete tasks with deadlines? Do you put off painting – even when you relish every little part of the art-making proce...
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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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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 woodcut above can be found in my Etsy shop, and you’ll find a speedy little time lapse video of the part where she gets painted with watercolor below. Fall art festival season is coming up here in southern California, and artists are waiting to hear…
A small woodcut portrait block print painted with watercolors, and acceptance in the Beverly Hills Affiare in the Gardens Art Festival.
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I started this watercolor portrait over a year ago in my previous studio. Then I packed and moved, and forgot about it till I cleaned and purged the clutter in my current studio last week. (How many unfinished art projects do you have stuffed into…
A small watercolor portrait done with glazing and dry brush, and links to a video featuring the late painter Ken Auster and his amazing work.
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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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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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Painter & Printmaker; www.belindadelpesco.com
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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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