We have moved! January 1, 2023

I appreciate you checking into my blog. I love sharing my ideas with you. But, we have moved. Our new blog posts are being posted on FromJaneMMason.com. Lots of new posts covering artists, startling insights in art history, art techniques, and more — just like my “Art in the Center” blog. The photos below show […]

Rediscovering John Marin, American Watercolorist

He was ambidextrous & worked with brushes in either hand. The freshness of his work proved his restraint.

Use “color charts” to stay in the moment & enjoy your materials.

Your thoughts are focused, but the activity is not all-consuming mentally. It is not a heavy cognitively challenge. For me, it’s relaxing…There are no rules. You can do a color chart however you want.

How to Paint a Dew Drop in Watercolor

Close-up of two dew drops on the leaves of pink zinnia blooms. The sky is a teal color. The sunlight sparkles through the water droplets.

So, when someone asks you, “Dew you know how to paint a dew drop?”  Now you can say, “yes”!

Traveling with My Schmincke Watercolor Paint and Feeling Happy

John Singer Sargent sawed his brush off, too. I presume it was for the reason I cited: sometimes you need to saw off a brush to fit in your pocket.