Wednesday, December 29, 2010

My Best Friend

Chloe will always be treasured and remembered forever.

I miss her dearly.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Tuesday's Tips and Techniques for Watercolor Painting

Take Time to Paint

It's a busy holiday season.
The holidays are always busy.

Painting is often times very relaxing. You can enter your own little space, your own little world.

You can spare a few minutes from the hustle and bustle to paint, even if it's just a little tiny painting.

Take a little time out for yourself to simply paint.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Tuesday's Tips and Techniques for Watercolor Painting

Paint a Triptych

A triptych is a set of three pictures intended to be grouped together. Usually a scene or graphics that flow from one into the next having something that ties them all together.

Try your hand at painting a triptych. It can be any size, any style, any medium. It can be a landscape, floral or even an abstract.

The other day, I chose to paint a snowy winter landscape triptych. Today, I woke up and the sun was shining brightly on 4 inches of freshly fallen powdery snow.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Painting A Day in December

December Snow - December 1, 2010
Early Snow - December 2, 2010
by Artist Rita Squier

I have continued my Painting A Day Challenge through December and plan to keep it going through to the end of January. Then I will have one complete year of painting every single day.

I love the colors in December 1st and 2nd's paintings and thought they went together so well. I am offering them up for sale as a pair in my Squier Etsy Shop.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Tuesday's Tips and Techniques for Watercolor Painting

Spread the Love with Your Watercolors

For the love of watercolor painting, a fantastic way to give back is to donate a small piece of art to a charity event. There are a number of events that put out a Call for Artists. Many are only looking for postcard sized art.

I donated a 4x6 postcard sized watercolor to the Twitter Art Exhibit and also Visual Aids. Both these deadlines have already passed. The Twitter Art Exhibit is on right now at the Moss Bibliotek in Norway and will be on display through January. The Visual Aids Post Cards from the Edge will take place in NYC in January 2011.

This is a great way to give to a charity in need. They collect the art, put it on display, hold a fabulous opening and sell it to raise money for their cause.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Twitter Art Exhibit A Success

The Twitter Art Exhibit in Moss Norway

I learned today, the painting I donated to the exhibit has sold.

There is a little sold red dot under my painting. This makes me very happy!

Click here to see my "Dew Drops in Blue" up close.

A few fabulous links:

The Moss Bibliotek Website:


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