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“Favor Them, O Lord, With Happiness And Peace” is the title of this painting. This is part of a series of paintings I am doing of kids in the desert. And in the desert, with no buildings or trees in the way, the clouds seem especially amazing.

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“All The World’s A Stage” is a painting I had been working on before June. It was inspired by the theatre arts close to where I live in southern Utah: Tuacahn Renaissance and Cedar City Shakespeare. In June I tweaked and revamped a few things, always working toward a better quality painting.

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“Stable Ghost”. On a more serious note with animals, I strolled past the stables after a local horse race. The haystack was a beautiful blend of shadow and varied color hay grasses. The stable window was empty and intriguingly dark. I was pleased to get a photo of this horse, resting after the race, a few windows down.

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“More?!” Hey, all show paintings don’t have to be beautiful or thought provoking. Some can be just fun. These pigs posed for me at a backyard farm in Rockville, Utah. Just like us humans, always looking for something more!

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Deadline: the latest time by which something must be done. June was a deadline month leading up to a 3 Woman Art Show at the Logan Fine Art Gallery. This painting:”Any Dream Will Do (The technicolor dream cape)” is a 24 x 36 inch oil that took up a chunk of the month.

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Fabulous paper sculpture mask making! Directions on my blog. Great fun with kids AND adults.


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Another group of creative kids! Paper sculpture masks.


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Paper sculpture masks with children.


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Working with two young artists in Zion National Park. An Art Project that begins with a Black Line.

Working with two young artists in Zion National Park. An Art Project that begins with a Black Line.


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14 year old’s plein aire impressions in Zion National Park.

14 year old's plein aire impressions in Zion National Park.


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An Art Project for Kids that starts with a black line. Go to ARCHIVES March 2012 and scroll through the paintings to get to the directions for this project.

An Art Project for Kids that starts with a black line.


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Fifty nine year old’s final painting.

Fifty nine year old's final painting.

Yes, I had fun painting too!


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Twenty one year old’s final painting.

Twenty one year old's final painting.


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Sixteen year old’s final painting.

Sixteen year old's final painting.


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Fourteen year old’s final painting.

Fourteen year old's final painting.


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Thirteen year old’s final painting.

Thirteen year old's final painting.


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Twelve year old’s final painting.

Twelve year old's final painting.

Loved the title of this one: Tiger Snakes


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Ten year old’s final painting.

Ten year old's final painting.


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Nine year old’s final painting.

Nine year old's final painting.


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Seven year old’s final painting.

Seven year old's final painting.


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Four year old’s final painting.

Four year old's final painting.


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Adding additional colors from the six Primary and Secondary Colors.

Adding additional colors from the six Primary and Secondary Colors.

Sometimes after the entire painting has been filled in with color, the artists like to go back in and paint over their black lines to make sure they show up. This removes some of the stress of having to be overly careful about getting paint on their black lines.


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Beginning to add DOMINANT COLOR.

Beginning to add DOMINANT COLOR.

After the black lines dried, the artists filled in some of their bigger shapes with a variety of one of the three primary colors.


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Starting with black lines.

Starting with black lines.

The first step in this painting project was to experiment with LINE. We used black paint to make straight, squiggly, zigzag, diagonal, thick and thin lines.