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Early Spring on Beech Hill

Early Spring on Beech Hill

Carol L. DouglasFeb 15, 20243 min read
People who don’t live in the north don’t realize how much color there is in a winter’s day, especially at the tail end of the season.
Critiquing my own painting

Critiquing my own painting

Carol L. DouglasFeb 13, 20244 min read
Formal critique of your own work allows you to disentangle yourself from your emotions and look at your painting’s strengths and weaknesses objectively
Four most useful types of paint brushes

Four most useful types of paint brushes

Carol L. DouglasFeb 11, 20243 min read
Losing my brushes last fall made me think long and hard about what I care about for field painting. Here are the four shapes I like the most.
Naughty trickster cinnamon fern

Naughty trickster cinnamon fern

Carol L. DouglasFeb 8, 20242 min read
Either these were not bracken ferns but rather cinnamon ferns, or I can’t draw. The latter is simply ridiculous so I’ve renamed the painting.
Pride goeth before a fall

Pride goeth before a fall

Carol L. DouglasFeb 6, 20244 min read
“I managed to not fall,” I said gleefully as we crossed back into Erickson Fields. “In fact, I haven’t fallen one time this whole year.” Which was stupid, since it’s always the downhill slope that gets you.