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A Watercolor Journal - Summer 2017
“Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been
the two most beautiful words in the English language.” - Henry James
New Painting - Summer Garden
Our little flower garden has been thriving this summer in spite of my not-so-green thumb.  Dahlias, coneflowers, bee balm, and some flowers I can’t even name are flourishing in the beds beside our driveway.  The morning light has been great for photographing our garden and I’m hoping to use these references for future paintings.  Right now the Black-eyed Susans are in full bloom and have inspired my newest watercolor - Summer Garden.
Summer Garden
 Summer Garden
13.5" x 21.5"

Splash 18
Splash 18  Summer's Gift
Splash 18 - Value:  Celebrating Light and Dark (North Light Books) is now available!  Summer’s Gift was selected as one of the 130 watercolors included in this edition. You can order your copy here or purchase Splash 18  wherever fine art books are sold.
Many thanks to Rachel Rubin Wolf and everyone at North Light Books for another beautiful publication!

Brown Eyed Girl is going to the show!
Rise and Shine
Brown Eyed Girl
Brown Eyed Girl has been selected for the Watercolor Society of North Carolina’s 72nd Juried Exhibition. The event will be held at Greensboro College in Greensboro, NC, from Oct. 15 - Nov. 11. 

Tender Mercies Notecards
There’s no denying that email and Facebook are convenient ways to communicate.  But there’s just something about receiving a handwritten note in the mail.  Tender Mercies Notecards are perfect for sending a happy birthday wish, a heartfelt thanks, or an encouraging word.  Each set is $14.95 and contains 8 blank note cards with 4 designs (2 of each). A small scripture verse is printed on the inside along bottom of card. 

Watercolor Workshops
My July 2018 workshop at Cheap Joe's is sold out with a waiting list. (what!?!)  So... we've added one more!
May 21 - 25, 2018 
Cheap Joe's Art Stuff / Boone, NC
This is my only workshop in 2018 that still has seats available.  Sign up now and take advantage of early registration discounts 😊.

Painting in Living Color DVD
Can’t make it to a workshop?  Here’s the next best thing…
Painting in Living Color takes you through my process for creating the watercolor Carolina Morning – from planning to completion.  In addition to this demo, there are several bonus segments :
- some of my favorite tips
how to create your own color journal
- painting supplies 
- photographing birds  
- an easy method for mixing greens
- how to select the colors for your painting
This 100 minute DVD is jam-packed with tips, techniques, and includes a full-sized demo sketch to help get you started.   
$24.99 + $3.00 US shipping
$24.99 + $13.50 (orders shipping outside the U.S.)
Wishing you all a peaceful summer,
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