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Opportunity: Sawooth Class, ‘Botanical Illustration’

Sawtooth Class: Botanical Illustration Saturday workshop: May 17, 10am-1pm Sign up through the Sawtooth website.

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Botanical Illustration- Bees and Blooms

Upcoming Talk to be held at the Reynolda Gardens, Winston-Salem NC. April 29th, at 6:30pm. In this community talk, I begin with sharing some of the selective history of botanical illustration with a focus on the pollinators. From there the … Continue reading

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3 Artists

Winslow Homer, 1. Where was Winslow Homer born? (New England) 2. What art school did Homer graduate from? (none, he was self-educated, yet his mother deserves credit. She was a painter and shared her love of the craft with him.) … Continue reading

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Botanical Illustration, a selective history

 This post is based on research from the following books/references: Assigned reference numbers are included throughout the post to indicate a direct quote or an idea that was gleaned from research. (1) The Art of Botanical Illustration by Wilfred Blunt … Continue reading

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Looking back, moving forward

      In botanical illustration, one usually works from the live specimen. But there is also the artistic tradition demonstrated in Jim Dine’s work: of looking back at a master level work of art and then taking that work … Continue reading

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Poetry in Motion

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For this quarter in the watercolor class, I added to the discussion: the role of watercolor in literary illustration. Specifically, we began by looking at poems and ukiyo drawing. I have included a great example image from the Library of … Continue reading

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Enter the Dohyō

Inspired by Japanese wood block prints from around 1900. These prints honored the champions of Sumo wrestling. The format of the single figure standing resolutely in his keshō-mawashi, an ornate, embroidered silk ‘apron’ which he will wear during the ring … Continue reading

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Upcoming classes at Sawtooth- 1) Introduction to watercolor 2) Painting with gouache, 3) Plein Air painting

This coming semester at Sawtooth School for Visual Art, I will be offering the following courses. Introduction to Watercolor Schedule: 09/25 – 10/30, 06:30 PM – 08:30 PM, Tuesdays Gouache Painting Workshop Schedule: 09/29 – 09/29, 09:30 AM – 12:30 … Continue reading

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Naturalization Ceremony

In 2011, Old Salem hosted a naturalization ceremony in their town square.  Dozens of people from a number of different countries became new American citizens during a Naturalization Ceremony when they took the United States Oath of Allegiance. Again this … Continue reading

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Jonah- Chapter 2

This series began months ago.  Two ideas culminated: one an ongoing study of and identification with Jonah of the Book of Jonah, two, seeing a fellow Sawtooth instructor display her work  that could be manipulated/interacted with by the viewer. As … Continue reading

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