Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Twitter Art Exhibit Donation 2018

Dew Drops for Pegasus
by Artist Rita A. Squier

Original Watercolor Painting
Size:  12 cm x 16 cm

I created this small watercolor painting the size of a postcard for the Twitter Art Exhibit 2018.  This years exhibit is in Australia and it will be raising money for Pegasus Riding for the Disabled.  Pegasus offers therapeutic horse riding programs for people, including children with a disability.

The Twitter Art Exhibit opening is April 7, 2018 at the Strathnairn Arts Gallery in Canberra, Australia at 4 pm.

If you are an artist, have a Twitter account and would like to donate an original work of postcard sized art check out the Call For Artists.

My little painting is now on its way from New York to Australia!

Friday, January 5, 2018

Dusting Off My Techniques

by Artist Rita Squier

Original Watercolor Painting
Size:  8x10 inches (cropped a bit)

Fresh off the art board, this precious little watercolor painting.

It is a bit late in the evening, the sun has set. I attempted to take this photo with an iPad Mini and edited the colors to look as best I could on my computer screen simply using the Preview program.  It is a close representation of the piece!

Tomorrow, with proper natural light I will retake the photo and add this new painting to my website.

I painted this little painting on an 8x10 piece of 300 lb. Waterford paper that I found kicking around my studio.  I do love to paint on 300 lb. paper, it handles the water and the paint differently than a 140 lb. piece of watercolor paper.  You have more time to play with the color and techniques because the paper stays wet longer.  Plus I pulled out my Series 7 Winsor Newton brush, it has an awesome point to create that fabulous tree with the thin wispy branches.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

It's a Birthday Snow Day

Happy Birthday to Me! 

There's a huge snowstorm outside and my birthday cake is an ice cream cake this year.


Hope you all are staying toasty warm.

Hoping to have a year filled with creativity!

Back to painting ... tomorrow.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Love Watercolor Painting

New Beginning
by Artist Rita Squier

Original Watercolor Painting
Size: 9x12 inches

Today's newest watercolor painting!

New Beginning is a fantastic title for this little wonder.  I have not painted all too often for the past year.  I did hand paint my Christmas cards which perhaps sparked my interest in watercolor painting again.  I do absolutely love to paint especially in watercolor a rather challenging medium.

Hopefully this fresh start and new beginning will continue and I will be back to doing what I love doing best.  Painting watercolors, experimenting in other mediums and also teaching and giving out watercolor painting tips.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Happy New Year 2018

Fresh Start
by Artist Rita Squier

Original Watercolor Painting
Size:  8x10 inches

Happy New Year Everyone! 

I have decided to give my painting, my website and my blog a brand new fresh start for 2018.  I cleared off my easel and created this lovely little watercolor painting today.  Then proceeded to figure out how to add it to my website.

Updating my website has become a challenge.  I have been trying my best to learn how to use Adobe Dreamweaver pretty much all Summer, Autumn and now this Winter I am going to master it!  I was so good at using Adobe GoLive.  For me, it was quick and simple to use because I knew it so well.  I had been using it for years!  However, the program had become outdated and extinct.  The program and my desktop no longer wanted to talk to the internet.  Too many other things in life had gotten in the way of my art.  I have decided to give myself and my art a Fresh Start.  Learning and updating the art and design things I keep putting on the back burner, my website, my blog.  I myself need to be a priority along with some of the things that make me happy.  The number one thing that makes me happy is creating art.

2018 will be filled with more art, more watercolors and more creativity.

And more blogging!


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