Author Archives: cindihandy


I just completed another smaller (8″ x 16″) watercolor painting, entitled Cactaceae. I expanded on my last painting Succulents. This time, I painted a different perspective of my daughter’s garden. Cactaceae refers to the species family that includes both cacti … Continue reading

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My latest watercolor painting is entitled Succulents. During the quarantine last spring, my daughter created a beautiful, mini garden of succulent plants. Working from photographs, I created this small 6.5 inch square painting. The following slide show is the story, … Continue reading

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North East Watercolor Society Show

The North East Watercolor Society (NEWS) is having it’s annual members’ show online this year. Two of my watercolors, Enchanted Woods and Sheltered Cove, are displayed in this online show, along with 175 other watercolor paintings. The show has been … Continue reading

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Iron versus Iron

Last winter, I designed and illustrated local author Herb Tern’s new book, Iron versus Iron. Pre-ordering for this amazing book is now available at the following link.

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December Art Show

Beginning today, I have 13 paintings on display at the Saratoga Springs Public Library (13650 Saratoga Avenue). The library gallery is currently open Monday – Tuesday, 3-7 pm, and Wednesday – Saturday, 1-5 pm. The show is entitled Colors of … Continue reading

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Sheltered Cove

I finally finished my watercolor painting, Sheltered Cove. I began this painting back in May, but with my kids home from school and space at a premium, I got very little painting done the last several months. In a year … Continue reading

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2020 Summer Art Shows

The Colonie Art League is having their summer show online this year. My painting, Golden Pool, is among the 72 local artists that have works in the show. Click on the individual images to view the true dimensions of each … Continue reading

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Enchanted Wood – Part 2

To continue with my painting’s progress… I built up the foliage and started on the pine needles, which was the part I was most excited about painting. The pine needles required 6-8 layers of different colored paint and markings. The … Continue reading

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Enchanted Wood – Part 1

My latest watercolor painting is based on a photograph I took last summer, while canoe camping on the Raquette River, in the Adirondack Mountains. I was drawn to the scene by the strong shadows, created by the early morning sun, … Continue reading

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Golden Pool

My latest watercolor painting is entitled Golden Pool. This piece is based on a photo I took last fall during a wonderful trip to the Shawangunk Mountains (a.k.a. The Gunks). The weather was bright and sunny, and the fall foliage … Continue reading

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