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Summer Exhibition
Just finished hanging artwork at the beautiful Nemacolin Woodlands Resort for the summer exhibition featuring myself and two other artists, James Kennedy of NYC and Christy Branson, from Seattle.The exhibition runs through September 5, 2017. Below are my pa...

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Watercolor Essentials: Part 4, Paper
And here we are at the #1 watercolor essential. After teaching students year after year, I've concluded that the most important supply to have, the one that will make or break a painting, is...quality paper! You can get away with student-grade paints, brush...

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Watercolor Essentials: Part 3, Paint
Paint! If I had to rate the importance of watercolor supplies, paint would be at the top of the list as the second most important. (What's number one? We'll talk about that next week.) Despite my pleas, at almost every workshop I teach, a student will arriv...

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Watercolor Essentials: Part 2, Palette
Yeah, I know. It's not one of the sexier watercolor supplies, but having a good palette really is essential. There is a huge variety of shapes and styles and each one has benefits.  SIZE For me, the most important aspect of a good palette is a nice, big mix...

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Watercolor Essentials: Part 1, Brushes
Students are often at a loss when buying watercolor supplies for the first time. I hear you. I have a studio filled with supplies that I bought when I first started painting that I never use anymore. Why am I still hanging on to them? Good question and prob...

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Watercolor Master Class for all levels
Not your everyday watercolor workshop!
This is a retreat, vacation, and master class all in one, housed at the
world-renowned Nemacolin Woodlands Resort. The 2000 acre resort features a
multi-million dollar art collection, a luxury spa, a Forbes 5-star rest...

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New! One-Day Figure Workshop
Last November, I taught a one-day portrait workshop at the  New Kensington Art Center . We had such a great time, we are doing it again. Only this time our focus will be the figure. There are a few spaces available. If you live in the Pittsburgh area and wa...

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American Watercolor Society 150th International Exhibition
I had the good fortune to be able to attend the AWS awards dinner this past weekend at the Salmagundi Club in New York City. I was a bit of a fan girl as I recognized so many artists whose watercolors have influenced me over the years. Talking to them and s...

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4-Day Watercolor Workshop
I spent 4 days in Charlotte, NC teaching a wonderful bunch of artists at Nancy Couick's Studio. The students were enthusiastic and so willing to try new, challenging concepts.  Day One I demonstrated painting features, skin tones and a head-only portrait.  ...

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3rd Annual Cabin Retreat
This winter, I snuck away on my "Third Annual Painting Retreat" which was, basically, me alone in the woods with my paints...and a few select amenities. The weather was beautiful and completely uncharacteristic for February in Pennsylvania, so I was able to...
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