Author Archives: cindihandy

Saratoga Arts Members’ Show

My watercolor painting Magnolia will be on display at The Arts Center, in Saratoga Springs, beginning today. The shows runs through January 6th, and the gallery is open 9 am – 5 pm, Monday through Friday, and 11 am – 5 … Continue reading

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New Painting – Part 2

The next step for my painting was to add all the intricate details on the building, shadows, awnings, and give the building some texture. Although the original building was brick, I decided to make it stucco. There were actually two sources … Continue reading

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New Painting – Part 1

After learning so much from painting Canton Bazaar last spring, I decided to do another painting from our trip to Chinatown, in San Francisco. Here is the original photo. The photo was taken at the corner of Sacramento Street and … Continue reading

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Art Show Opening

I had a sneak peak at the 43rd Annual International Open Exhibition of Watercolors at the Gallery of the Kent Art Association today, as I dropped off my painting, Canton Bazaar, for the show. There are some amazing watercolor paintings in … Continue reading

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Magnolia

I have hundreds of reference photos, from years of collecting images that “I might paint one day.” I used one such image for a watercolor painting I just completed, entitled Magnolia. This painting is based on photos I took of the Magnolia … Continue reading

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2019 Adirondacks National Exhibition of Watercolors Opens Today

My painting Winter Woods was juried into the 2019 Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors. This show features 100 watercolor artists from around the United States. The opening for this amazing watercolor show is tonight from 5-7 pm at The View, … Continue reading

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New Watercolor Painting

Not much painting gets done during the summer vacation months, but I found myself with a couple free hours with the house to myself today and was able to paint! I finished up a watercolor that I started back in May. … Continue reading

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The End

Part 3: Fast forward – the trees, shrubs and rocks are all painted and all that remains is the water. The water is the trickiest part of this painting. It is transparent enough to see the colorful rocks below the … Continue reading

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The Middle

Part 2: Now that the shrubbery was completed, I returned to the rocks, adding more details and color variations. In order to create the rough texture of the rocks, I used an old beat-up brush. I dry brushed the rocks … Continue reading

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The Beginning

Part 1: I’ve just completed another new watercolor painting. Unlike my last painting, this one took me only about a month to complete. As before, I took photos as I went along to track my progress. It was based on … Continue reading

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