As a child, my dad would bring home large sheets of white butcher paper and jars of powdered tempura paint colors that we’d mix with water in empty tuna cans! I remember him giving me BIG paint brushes, encouraging wide, sweeping strokes, imagining puffy spring clouds, dark hidey holes, forest animals and always water. As a 3rd grader, I won my first 1st Place award from a Marin County All Cities Schools Annual Art Contest. It was a big tempura painting (yes, on butcher paper) of a white Pegasus horse with a black mane and tail, flying and cloud hopping through a child’s dream. I find peace and joy in creating stories with watercolors.
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Newcastle Packing Shed Artists Studios & Gallery, Newcastle, CA 95658