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Granite Canyon - Watercolor Painting Process

I typically stick to bright colors and blue skies, but this foggy morning called for me to paint it. I woke up on my first morning in the Teton mountains. As I climbed out of my tent to the crisp, damp air I felt like I was in a dream. But I wasn't, I was just in one of the most beautiful backpacking destinations in the U.S. Behind the mountains of Grand Teton National Park there is an area only accessible by hiking. This is where the Teton Crest Trail leads you. And this is where I was on that lovely, moody morning.  As I go through these pictures I hope you feel like you are seeing our campsite come...

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Everything I bring to an Art Show

I recently wrote How to make a good art show display and that blog I talked about limiting what you bring to show so that you don't over pack and end up making 20 trips between your car and your booth in 90 degree heat - yes I've learned from experience. But since I went over the idea of not taking to much I wanted to give you an idea of what is good to take by showing you what I bring to a show. So here is a list of items that I bring to shows so that I have all that I need but also don't carry unnecessary things. Here's my show pack list. I'll link anything I can but...

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How to have a great art show booth

I have been doing art and craft shows for over 8 years now - wow I can't believe it's actually been that long! But I have been making things and selling them since I was in high school. I guess I've just had an entrepreneurial spirit ever since then. When I started out I was sewing diaper bags and selling them on Etsy and Ebay. I can't even remember exactly what my first show was but I do remember that it was light years different from what I do now. It's evolved oh so much - and for the good! At first I was selling a variety of things from screenprinted dragons to ceramics to hand sewn purses. My display...

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Beauty in a Pile of Rocks - Watercolor Process

Here is another painting from along the Colorado Trail. This one is a much different scene, found just before we entered that open meadow area that I depicted in one of my previous paintings. I named it "Beauty in a Pile of Rocks" because the center of the composition is just a pile of rocks - which I think it really pretty. But what also really makes the scene shine to me is the background and the foreground. I really tried hard to keep the background less detailed, more fuzzy and soft. I am often tempted to make things more detailed in the background than they should be so I made a conscious effort to do better for this one....

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