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“Afternoon Gossip” in Acrylic and Ink, with Time Lapse Video

Those naughty hens in my coloring page stash came out for a painting treatment, and I caught the whole thing on camera!  I hope the trance Indian music courtesy of is enjoyable!

Afternoon Gossip in Acrylic and Ink

Afternoon Gossip in Acrylic and Ink

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What Else Can You Do With Coloring Pages?

Cleverpedia has some nice ideas for what you can do with your coloring pages when you’ve finished with the creative bliss of coloring:

  • Make a bookmark
  • Wrap a gift
  • Fold into an ornament
  • Decoupaging
  • And so much more!

There are many fun free coloring pages to choose from here, for winter crafting.


The Making of Continental Sunrise in Acrylic and Ballpoint Ink

I hope you enjoy this short slideshow about the process of painting and drawing one of my creative landscapes, “Continental Sunrise”.

Time for bold color! Continental Sunrise in acrylic and ballpoint

Continental Sunrise in full acrylic color

Continental Sunrise in full acrylic color

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I had a great time with this one, as usual.  I even recorded the process for a slideshow, soon to be posted.  I had the idea for the design and first created it for a chapbook for Exquisite Books is black and white.  I decided to come back to it with color.

I started with a watercolor paper, which is very thick.  The basic structure was sketched out, painted, and then I went over the lines and added detail with silver and gold gel ink.  The painting has the colors of the rainbow, including the embellishment of red prismacolor pencil at the bottom and around the sun at the top.

November and December 2017 Free Calendar Coloring Pages

The calendar coloring pages are all ready for printing and coloring!  I just spent the last month cranking these out, and it was an amazingly exciting process.  I’m really happy to be done with them, though.   The inspiration for November, “Frost Moon” came from “California Dreamin'” and remembering the quiet beauty of tiny, chirpy birds on the bushes– in this case, dormant roses.

November 2017 Frost Moon Calendar Coloring Page

November 2017

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The inspiration for December,”Long Nights Moon” came from the landscape and environment happening right now in Northwest Washington.  The air is cold and dry, the sky is crystal clear, and the full moon is pulsing with electricity.  We don’t get many clear nights in the winter, so when we do it’s really special.

December 2017 long nights moon

December 2017

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September and October 2017 Calendar Coloring Pages

September and October are the months of harvest and stocking for the coming cold months.  People and animals fatten on the abundant vegetation of the summer, and for cultures which traditionally depend on animals for protein needs, early fall is time for hunting.  Hence the month names for September and October.

September: “Harvest Moon”
September 2017 Calendar Coloring Page

September 2017

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October: “Hunter’s Moon”
October 2017 Calendar Coloring Page

October 2017

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August 2017 Calendar Coloring Page: “Corn Moon”

Corn Moon is a great theme for this month.  I once worked on a farm during the lo-o-ong month of August, when the best treat after a hard day’s work was a fresh cob of corn.  Really, it’s cliché for a reason.  Fresh sweet corn is the only way to eat it.  In August.

August 2017 "Corn Moon" calendar coloring page

August 2017 “Corn Moon”

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July 2017 Calendar Coloring Page “Thunder Moon”


I really enjoyed creating July’s coloring page.  The thunder reminded me of July’s heat rising and building with evaporation into a powerful thunderstorm on a high-energy night.  Meanwhile, I knew I wanted to get sunflowers in somewhere this year, so July had to be it.

July 2017 "Thunder Moon" Coloring Page

July 2017 “Thunder Moon”

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June 2017 Coloring Page “Strawberry Moon”

Strawberries in June.  It totally makes sense, right?  Strawberry Moon is one of many Native American month names associated with June and summer solstice.  Zinnias and cherries appear on the page as well, reminding us of the wonderful harvests we can begin to expect this time of year.

June 2017 "Strawberry Moon" Calendar Coloring Page

June 2017 “Strawberry Moon”

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Temperate Stream in Acrylic and Ballpoint

Temperate Stream in acrylics and ballpoint pen on watercolor paper

Temperate Stream in acrylics and ballpoint pen on watercolor paper

I decided to try something different this time, though not too outrageous; I have created watercolor paintings for a long time, but acquired some cheap acrylic paints recently for creating on recycled wood.  I used the paints instead, and I’m really happy with the results.  When I drew over the painted areas with ballpoint ink, the pressure on the paper left indentations as though it had been letter-pressed.  The silver highlights are gel ink.

Do you love it?  Take it! Print and frame it! Put it on a card for the holidays! Click on the links below to download.

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