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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.
Monday Morning Art School: ten great reasons to take a plein air workshop

Monday Morning Art School: ten great reasons to take a plein air workshop

Carol L. DouglasFeb 4, 20243 min read
Plein air taught me more about painting then years of intensive studio instruction. Here are ten reasons I think plein air is helpful.
Shipwrecked!

Shipwrecked!

Carol L. DouglasFeb 1, 20244 min read
Newfies are famous for their stoicism, muscular build, thick coat and webbed paws. They’re great cold-water swimmers, and this one was a hero.
Why I write this blog

Why I write this blog

Carol L. DouglasJan 30, 20244 min read
There’s a lot of dreck written about art. It isn’t that difficult, but lard it with lashings of pompous blather, and it rolls off most normal people.