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Words Revisited

This was originally posted on January 5th 2016.  I’m reposting it in response to Effy Wild’s Artfully Wild Blog Along’s nudge for today: “Dig something really good out of your archived writings”. Because this has primarily been a blog dedicated to displaying art and not to writing words, I have very few archived “writings”.  This […]

Speed Paint Tag in Watercolor by Tori Beveridge 2017

The First Day of…

The first day of the rest of this blog. The fear of the blank page has followed me from my art table to here.   In order to break it, I speed sketched and painted a tag;  it’s sole purpose to bring me back to blogging.       Baby Steps.   Thank you to […]

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From My Word Bowl – 9

From My Word Bowl – 9 This week I drew two great phrases and the word, and, from my word bowl. The sketch I did, I didn’t really “fuss over”, except to add some watercolor to it.   I think she looks a little surprised, by what I’m not sure, but I’m happy that the […]

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Day of The Dead Happy Mail

Isn’t it nice when you see something in your mail that isn’t a bill or a piece of junk mail?    I’m not talking about your email inbox.  I’m talking about your good old, snail mail mailbox. I love to receive mail, that is why I belong to a “Happy Mail” group on Face Book. […]

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Be Your Own Angel

Be Your Own Angel   I was inspired to paint this angel by a Life Book 2016 lesson by Ivy Newport. It was suggested to make it a paint over of a ‘selfie’ to make it a self portrait. Obviously, I did not do a self portrait and my interpretation of the lesson is different. […]

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From My Word Bowl – 30 in 30 #12

From My Word Bowl – 30 in 30 Painting # 12   I wasn’t going to bring From My Word Bowl back until after 30 Paintings in 30 Days and 29 Faces were finished, but I needed a little inspiration for today’s watercolor face. These were today’s words:     Thanks for having a peek […]

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Does This Ever Happen To You?

Does This Ever Happen To You?   Does a painting ever take over your creative process to the extent that you can’t work on, or think about painting anything else?  I’ve been dealing with this for the last couple of weeks. Ten days ago, (ten days ago!) I posted this photo of a work in progress […]

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30 in 30 Paintings 9 and 10

30 Paintings in 30 Days – Paintings 9 and 10 Painting 30 paintings in 30 days is no easy task! I have three paintings that I am working on right now that are in various stages of “unfinishedness”. Lots of layers and lots of drying time and a fair share of repainting or painting over […]

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30 in 30 #8

One of my favorite ways to paint a face… drippy watercolor.  This is my eighth painting for Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days and my 7th face for 29 Faces.   Thanks for having a peek today.  I’ll try to be back tomorrow with another painting.  Until then, have a beautiful day and don’t forget to […]

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30 in 30 Days 6 and 7

30 Paintings in 30 Days – Days 6 and 7   Day 6   This one is titled, ‘Faith’ and was inspired by this week’s Life Book 2016 lesson by Angela Kennedy.   Day 7   I was hungry when I started painting.  Don’t paint when you’re hungry or you’ll end up with a quick, […]

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30 in 30 Days 3, 4, 5

30 Paintings in 30 Days – Days 3, 4 and 5 Apparently, I forgot that it was the Labor Day Weekend on Friday and told you that I would be posting a new painting on Saturday. I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! Rather than pressure myself with too many things to do, I […]

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30 Paintings in 30 Days – Day 1

30 Paintings in 30 Days – Day 1 Once again, I’m taking part in Leslie Saeta’s Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days Challenge.  It begins today and I’m happy to share my first painting with you.     This is an 8 x 10 acrylic over collage piece, done on 140 lb cold press paper. Here is a […]