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Sketchbook #3 – Mindscapes in Pencil and Watercolor

These are recent entries in my personal sketchbook. They’re mindscapes – an artists version of a CAT scan. I’ve done my best to toss out the notion that I must create something beautiful. I have to stop feeling as if I must please viewers with a masterpiece or outdo myself. I have to stop thinking […]

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Soothing Tree Drawings in Watercolor and Ink

Drawing trees is soothing. I usually draw them bare. I love leaves. i like to see them up close and examine the cells. I recently learned that my sweet potato plant was holding water in the cells of the leaf because I watered too much and too late in the day. Leaves are a beautiful […]

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Fun with Scribbles and Watercolor

I started by drawing lines with my eyes closed, later I added watercolor. Title: Get the Tom Art by: Faith M. Austin Size: 5.5 x 8.5 Media: watercolor, ink Finish: unsealed, not mounted Style: Abstract You may ask yourself why the title is “Get the Tom.” Well, the answer is simple. I was watching a […]

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Therapy Review: Anger. Free Will.

We talked over the phone and tears streamed down my face. As I reached for a Kleenex a flash of a woman who had tears like flowers, flashed in my mind. She had no color. I couldn’t even see her lips or nose, just a thin black line in the shape of her eyes with […]

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Hummingbird Abstract. Rich. Watercolor.

I‘m still working with different types of abstract. I did this while watching a video. I like the loose colors. I’ve also been working with my palette knives but I thought it best to work in gesso for texture then add color over it later if desired. I’ve got a full gallon on gesso which I […]

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Quiet and Uneventful

Wednesday was quiet and uneventful which is exactly how I like it here where the sun drips. After a less than favorable awakening by Ms Kitty Extraordinaire, I played a few games of Swiped Gems Live and fell asleep. I got up a bit later and messed around with some Jade plants and a few […]

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High like the waves

I’ve found that dripping watercolor at night, in bed with my easel, is relaxing. I’m not trying to create a masterpiece, I’m just accepting the way the paint lulls me as it catches up to falling water trails, then leaves it mark. I’ve been doing this nightly for a while and thoughts I’d share a second […]

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Doll House and Tree Art

A soft white rabbit with a rose colored dress sits beside my very first doll house. Art Title: “My First Doll House” Art By: Faith Magdalene Austin Media: HP ink, acrylic and ink on acrylic paper with small grain Paper size: 11.5 x 8 Painting size: 5 x 6.25 inches Finish: signed, unmounted, unsealed Style: […]