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Belinda Del Pesco
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Its tea-drinking season, even over here in sunny coastal California.  Fall is a nostalgic time bracket for me – loaded with reflection of the-year-so-far, anniversaries of still-heart-prickley loss & grief (read this poignent and thought-compelling essay…
A watercolor portrait of a woman drinking tea, and some thoughts on the seasons of creativity. My best time to make art is the Fall & Winter. When is yours?
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I went scouting for painting references at the Los Angeles Arboretum a few weeks ago, with an upcoming fund raising exhibit at the Arboretum in mind.  This watercolor of a prickly pear cactus in the sun (Opuntia) was one of the results of my wanderings in…
A new watercolor of a succulent (Opuntia, or Prickly Pear Cactus), and photos from back to back art shows this past weekend.
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First video tutorial in a series of three showing how to make a trace monotype with no press, and little to no drawing skills. :)
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I’ll be participating in a one-evening fund raising dinner and exhibit honoring Peggy Dark at the Los Angeles Arboretum on October 23rd. Five artists will exhibit paintings inspired by the garden, on site, tucked into little alcoves on the grounds around…
A watercolor of Belladonna lilies at the LA Arboretum, links to artists on instagram, and a Getty video on Gustave Klimt's drawings
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I stayed in an old mill on a river, converted to a Bed & Breakfast Inn, while attending a friend’s wedding in Massachusetts a few years ago, and the background interior of this painting came from photos I took in my room that weekend. The figure was added…
A figurative watercolor of a young woman reading by a window, and links to an essay about fighting the distraction of email in your creative life.
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Do you need some motivation via inspiration? With Facebook, blogs, digitized museum collections and gallery previews, the entire global art world is in your studio.  Every single one of us has a shiny, gold All Access Pass. Before social media and…
A small floral watercolor study, and some encouragement to share your work online with a blog and some links to social media.
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In the last post, I talked about back to back art shows in my Fall exhibit season, and one of the topics I heard over and over again from visitors at art events this year is related to identity and fear of showing their own art. Lots of artists visit…
A watercolor of a nude in a bathtub, and a question to all of you on interest in a video course outlining best studio practices to show your art.
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Today, I’m sprinkling your eyes with images, because writing time is limited. There’s framing to do, and promotions to distribute, and labels to make, and art festival preparations to assemble & load. I’ll be in two shows this weekend: Beverly Hills Art…
A watercolor of the San Juan Capistrano Mission Gardens, and details for two art shows this weekend, in Beverly Hills, and Pasadena California.
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There are good and bad things about social media. If you’d like to hear why I love social media – as it relates to connecting with my global community, personally & professionally, read on… This post applies to sharing, but I’m writing about it from…
My thoughts on the use of social media to connect, see, share, celebrate and stay in touch with family, friends and patrons of the arts.
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Happy Birthday! The world is so small that it should be a crime not to think big! 🎉
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Many years ago, I accompanied my step mother to France to see the village she grew up in, and visit her family. I remember speeding along N4 outside Paris and seeing smoke in the sky. Farmers were using prescribed burns to clear fields of ticks and…
A watercolor landscape from the lavender fields of Provence, France, with a plume of smoke from a controlled burn in a neighboring field.
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Without a doubt.  Truly the Provence.
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Here’s a little watercolor painted from a quick study made on a lovely afternoon sitting in a shady doorway in Venasque, France. I painted several street scenes to use as studies for larger paintings while on the trip I took in June. That’s my friend…
A watercolor based on an urban sketch watercolor study painted in Prvence last June, in Vanasque, while traveling with the crew at Workshops in France.
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I love art featuring readers. I have a pinterest board of inspiring paintings of people and their books, and our descendants collecting imagery of this subject will likely include paintings and drawings of people curled around laptops, balancing…
A watercolor of a woman reading her laptop in bed, and a bit of encouragement to finish your art without expectations of perfection.
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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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  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
    1991
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