Author Archives: cindihandy

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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Upcoming Shows

Beginning today, I have 12 watercolor paintings on display at Saratoga Arts. The show will run through May 28th. Saratoga Arts, located at 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY, is open Monday through Friday, 9 am – 5 pm and Saturday 11 … Continue reading

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Watercolor workshop

On Friday, May 17th, I will be teaching a watercolor workshop at the Vischer Ferry General Store, from 7-9 pm. During the workshop, we will be covering the techniques I use to paint a landscape in watercolors. Every participant will bring home their own … Continue reading

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2019 Pruyn House Art Show

Yesterday was the art opening for the 2019 Pruyn House Art Show. 56 local artists are represented in the exhibit. My watercolor painting, End of the Road, was awarded Honorable Mention. The show will be on display through May 1st. … Continue reading

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Patience (continued) – Part 3

One thing that I avoided for several weeks was the purple “Canton Bazaar” banners. They required reverse painting and the symbols and lettering needed to match from one to another as closely as possible. Finally I came up with a … Continue reading

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