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Paint Lab – Weeks 8 & 10

Although it has been awhile since I’ve posted, Kim and I have still been painting along, nonetheless!  I’ve decided to combine Week …

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Rebecca Stockdill, Rhode Island Mussel, gouache on paper, 2016

Paint Lab – Week 7 – Up Close

This week’s lab was all about zooming in and getting big.  We were encouraged to take a very small object and paint …

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Rebecca Hamilton Stockdill, Avocado, Gouache and Ink, 2016

Paint Lab – Week 6 – Botanical Illustrations

This week’s lab was inspired by the detailed botanical drawings popular in the 15th through 17th century which typically featured sketches of …

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Kim Sammartino, Geometry Study, 2016

Paint Lab – Week 5 – Geometry

This week’s lesson was another exercise in abstract creation.  The works were based on the geometric art of Kazimir Malevich, and it …

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Rebecca Hamilton Stockdill, Study in Warm Tones, 2016

Paint Lab – Week 4 – Squeegee

Kim and I both agree, this was our favorite lesson so far.  The object of this week’s lesson was to use a …

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Owl and Girl Meditating

Paint Lab – Week 3 – Dreams

Kim and I have made it to week 3! This week’s project was inspired by the artwork of Keren Kroul.  Our assignment …

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STUDENT - Hand Sewn Dolls square

Colonial Cloth Dolls – With Coventry High School

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a child in Colonial times?  There was no Target or Toys-r-Us, …

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Paint Lab – Week 2 – Let It Pour

I am thrilled that my friend Kim has decided to indulge in weekly painting exercises along with me!  Our first project together …

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Puppet Making at Coventry High School

Over the past two weeks, I had the pleasure of working on a long-term art project with two “Child Studies” classes at …

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Paint Lab – Week 1 – Mark Making

I treated myself to the book Paint Lab, 52 Exercises Inspired by Artists, Materials, Time, Place and Method by Deborah Forman from the …

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