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I would like to tell you about this series of paintings that I did over several years. I am, by far, a very nostalgic person and maybe old fashioned in my thinking. I have always liked the 'olden times' and their way of life. The first painting I did from this feeling was a complete accident. I love watercolor and the way that it does things that no other media does. One day I was putting a blank sheet of Arches 140 lb. paper on my drawing board and started to put water on certain spots in the background. Then I took some paint in browns and blues and hit the water with the paint and watched them as they mingled together. It was a way that I like to get started with the creative process --sorta like stretching when exercising… Continue reading… 2 comments

Happy New Year!

by MILLIEGIFTSMITH , December 26, 2007—11:54 PM

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A new year is dawning, I hope that it will be bright and happy for you. I know that an artist life is a rewarding one and yet it can also be frustrating. However, To be able to paint and put our feelings down on canvas or paper for all to see and hopefuly enjoy, is a great blessing. This year let us do the very best that we can do and set goals for a successful year. This painting I did from my bedroom window, just as the sun was setting. I know that tomorrow will be another day to paint so I wish you all a very good year and much happiness. Look me up and leave a word for me… Continue reading… 1 comment