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Andrew Wyeth & Looking Up, 11 x 11 inch watercolor floral


Andrew Wyeth's Studio in Chadd's Ford, PA, was undeniably, one of the most awe-inspiring places I have visited. You may think I am joking, but I am serious when I say that this studio was more inspiring to me than the Grand Canyon. Yep. That's how much I loved it. Here are a few photos of his Chadd's Ford home and studio. First, the STUDIO ENTRANCE, upon which reads the sign:  I AM WORKING SO PLEASE DO NOT DISTURB. I do not give autographs.

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INSIDE THE STUDIO:  Andrew Wyeth's full length mirror by his north facing window, through which you can see his easel, with a painting of a dog he desperately wanted to rescue from his chains, but he could not.  The story goes that Andrew pleaded with the owner, but to no avail.  The poor animal suffered, then was killed by the owner.  Many sadnesses and hardships seemed to accompany the Wyeth family. But, there were joys as well. There are many books written about this multi-generational family of artists and they are so worth the read!  The palette in the left lower corner of this photo is unique and had several wells for his tempera paints. On the window sill are his dry pigments for mixing his tempera paints. He is known for his awe-inspiring watercolors, but switched to tempera when his father, his mentor, was killed in a tragic train accident near the Chadd's Ford grounds, in 1945.

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The floor of the studio, studies strewn about. I've never met a neat artist! Hope I never do!

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Also, of great interest to me, the Wyeth library. This room is across the hall from the studio, and houses reference books of other artists' works, huge reels of film, the many books that Andrew's father, N.C. Wyeth, illustrated, toy soldiers, and much more. An artist leaves a legacy of excitement and energy. If allowed, I could have spent hours upon hours in that library!

Andrew Wyeth, Chadd's Ford, PA

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True Friends, 10 x 7" Watercolor Still Life


I have a very, very dear friend. We have been close friends for many years. We share everything with one another:  our hopes, our dreams, our faults, our successes, our ups and our downs. Nothing is left out. We are transparent. We are true friends. True Friends are Transparent and can trust one another with anything. Don't hide behind your masks; be a True Friend.  A man who has friends must himself be friendly, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.  Proverbs 18:24


 

Would you like to paint Reflections? Glass? Shadows? Would you like a Good TUTORIAL???  There is not a tutorial for this painting, but I did a similar one and you can find that HERE.

 

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Please remember to take a look at the student work! WOWZERS!!!!!!

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FREE TUTORIAL!!!


Yep! I'm offering a FREE TUTORIAL of "In The Pink."   I'd like you to see a good example of what my tutorials look like.   In this tutorial, you will find tons of wonderful information!......Such as:  

 

  •  HOW TO ENLARGE A DRAWING
  • HOW TO TRANSFER YOUR DRAWING TO WATERCOLOR PAPER
  • HOW TO PAINT RAINDROPS
  • HOW TO CREATE REALISTIC FORMS AND SHAPES
  • HOW TO USE LIGHT AND SHADOW TO CREATE 3-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS.
  • HOW TO MIX BRIGHT (not muddy) COLORS
  • WHEN AND HOW TO USE TRANSPARENT COLORS. WHAT ARE TRANSPARENT COLORS?
  • WHEN AND HOW TO USE GRANULAR COLORS. WHAT ARE GRANULATING COLORS?

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 The Auction begins today. Please click here for that.

 I feel like Santa Claus! Have fun.

 Just CLICK HERE FOR THE FREE TUTORIAL.  ENJOY!!

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A Light in the Darkness, 10 x 7" watercolor still life


 

The world around us is getting darker and darker, but there is a light!  I pray we all can see this light, bask in it, and draw much peace from it.

 

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was in the beginning with God.  All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.  In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.  John 1:1-5

 

For a limited time, this painting is being auctioned; please click here for the auction of "A Light in the Darkness."

 

A Tutorial is available for this painting.  Check it out in the Lessons section.

 

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"Ristras de Taos," 8 x 10 watercolor landscape


"Ristras de Taos" is the third in this series of 4 paintings.  One more to come!  

 

Did you try the Chili Recipe? What did you think?  You can leave your comments below ♡

 

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Copper Teapot on Blue, 10x8 watercolor still life


As I was painting this Exercise in Transparent and Granulating colors, I also made a Tutorial in a nice PDF format.  If you are interested, just click on ART LESSONS at the left.   All colors, many photos, and detailed directions are listed in the tutorial.  Tutorials are "buy one, get one free." ☺  Although not as specific as the tutorial, the Smilebox below shows some of the stages of this painting.  To see this painting in a larger format and/or to order prints, please click here.  To purchase the Original painting, please click here.  

 

Remember, I had lunch with Hayley last week?  Isn't she cute!

 

 

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[Weekly] Treasure Island......& my favorite surface to paint on


"Treasure Island," oil on canvas panel, was painted at Treasure Island Park in Troy, Ohio.  The sun was just beginning it's descent, and the clouds were quickly darkening, so I was painting rather quickly!  A lovely little park on the Great Miami River in Troy, Treasure Island Park offers a gentle view of the bridge and the courthouse tower.  For more information and to see a larger version of this painting, please click here.

 

THERE ARE MULTIPLE IMAGES APPEARING IN TODAY'S MARIAN PAINTING.........

TO SEE TODAY'S MARIAN PAINTING, PLEASE SCROLL DOWN.........LEAVE YOUR COMMENTS BELOW PLEASE.

 

The surface of TREASURE ISLAND is slightly textured, and is painted in oils on a rigid canvas panel (not stretched canvas).  However, my favorite support (and now Dennis's favorite as well) is made by a company called Ampersand.  These panels are made of masonite and are therefore absolutely rigid.  They are treated with several coats of gesso, then sanded several times to create a very smooth surface.  I enjoy the "bounce" that comes with "stretched" canvas; but having had one of my paintings succumb to a hole being poked through it, I quickly switched to a harder surface:  Ampersand.  For other surfaces, see this video by Justin Clayton discussing painting supports.  

"At the Feet of Jesus"

© Donna Pierce-Clark

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"Pure" Orange Delight


I'm indebted to many photographers for my recent florals.  Some photo shots are mine, this one is from Vickie Emms from RedBubble.com.   Thanks, Vickie!  To purchase the original painting, or for prints of "Pure" Orange Delight, please click here.

 

For the Tutorial of how to paint "Pure" Orange Delight, please click here.

 

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(Weekly) All Puffed Up!


I painted this little fella for one of the Watercolor classes at Troy Hayner.  Cutie, huh?  See him a bit larger here.  Get prints and notecards of him here.   OR PAINT YOUR OWN.  You can purchase the Tutorial here.  And/Or, scroll down to see the Smilebox and leave your thoughts!

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[Weekly] A Touch of Spring!


See those tiny little yellow dots?  They represent a little "touch of Spring!"  Color is just around the corner!  To watch how this painting was made, enjoy the short video below............

 

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Today is the last day to leave your comments, I'll announce the winner of the 2011 Free Painting Drawing next Wednesday!  

 

 

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How to Paint Waves & Rocks


Storm Coming!

Storm Coming!   I asked a dear friend recently, "What would you like to see a 'How-To' Lesson on?"  She asked for rocks and other subjects.  Thanks, Marsha!  This is just the beginning.  Old Art Teachers never die; they just keep dippin' paint! To see this painting in a larger format, please click here.  Scroll down for the Slide Show!


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Comments?........Scroll down to leave yours! The Drawing for the FREE PAINTING will be announced March 9th. Catch up, and get your name "in the hat!" 

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Pomegranate Season is here


POMEGRANATE, a 6x6 inch oil on Ampersand Gesso board, was completed in just one hour!  I'm getting faster.   I'm observing more quickly!  And I'm loving this!   I hope you do also.   I love hearing from you! Please leave your comments below or read more about this little gem and the painting below HERE.


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Knowledge


KNOWLEDGE, 2 Peter 1:5

 "...., add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge...." (2 Peter 1:5)
I dedicate this painting to all the wonderful teachers out there.

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