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Belinda Del Pesco
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I overheard two artists making sharp, envy-driven comments about another artist’s beautiful work at an exhibit. Jealousy is a ugly cloak. Comparisons with other artists should be a healthy exercise, since surveying other people’s work – either on social…
A watercolor portrait of a tuxedo cat, & thoughts about artists' use of comparison to peers as a means for inspiration and an opportunity to be generous
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I went to the Getty Museum with a pile of friends last week (see photos below). Have you been there? According to my fitbit wrist band, I walked 6,435 steps, and climbed 22 flights of stairs that day. Plus, I saw a lot of beautiful architecture, two…
a small still life watercolor of a cut lemon, and photos from a day spent at The Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California
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  This little monotype was printed from a sheet of mylar (see process photo below). Water-soluble pencils were used to begin the portrait on mylar, and than watercolor was added just before printing. After the monotype print was dry, I added more…
A small monotype portrait of a little girl, and some links to inspiring videos from other artists' studios.
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I spent a few days this week hanging art, and unpacking the last parts of my studio that have been in boxes since moving from the desert to the coast over the summer. As much as I loved seeing those previously inaccessible art supplies, I also realized I…
A small collagraph of a Moroccan arcade and some thoughts on de-cluttering a small art studio for a more productive year ahead.
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I raise my cup of coffee towards you & the ocean as the sun shyly peeks rays over the hills behind me this morning. Standing next to our twinkling Christmas tree, I’m sending a toast out to you, blog-reader, to say Merry Christmas – to you and your…
Warmest Wishes for an art-filled, festive Christmas!
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I have some very talented friends who paint out in the fields, meadows and beaches here in California, and I absolutely admire their ability to make beautiful art while chasing moving sunlight & shadows, fending off cows, swatting mosquitoes, dodging…
A watercolor of an artist painting plein air, and a list of gift ideas under $50 for artists who travel or paint out doors.
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Last week, I gave a presentation to the Angeles Crest Art Guild on YouTube for Artists. I spoke about considerations for both viewing art tutorial videos, and creating them. Several attendees interested in starting artist channels emailed to ask about the…
A tiny pen & ink painting, and a list of the video equipment I use to make art tutorials for my youtube channel.
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Little #bungalow houses in San Diego that beg to be painted... This one is on Coronado Island. #watercolor #art #painting 
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Happy New Year and coffee-marinated wishes for abundant output of new ideas in all of your creative endeavors for the next twelve months!  The leap over the threshold between last year and this brand-spankin’ new one imposes a review of what’s behind us,…
A watercolor of the California Pacific shoreline, and a survey from an artist's studio of the past 12 months, and new artist goals for the coming year.
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I’m a bit timid to buy art supplies for my artist pals, unless I know for sure they’re missing something specific in their studio arsenal. But many of my friends and family are new at art, or they’ve never done art, but they’re interested in…
A monotype of a greyhound lounging in happy retirement from the racetrack, and a list of art supplies as gift ideas for the beginner artists in your life.
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As soon as I started posting printmaking tutorials on my youtube channel, I received an avalanche of emails asking where one could buy a comprehensive starter set to try printmaking without breaking the bank. As far as I know, there isn’t a complete set…
A linocut portrait of a red headed girl against a pattern of thistles, painted with watercolor, and a gift guide for folks who love prints and printmaking.
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This is the third post in a series of gift books for artists in your life (or your own art library). [The first two posts can be seen here and here.]  This list of five books is a little more esoteric – and not specific to art-instruction, or watercolor,…
A watercolor of a California landscape and a list of 5 art-related books to review as gift ideas for artists
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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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