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Succulent Watercolor Calendar Giveaway

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ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS! Nearly 50 people entered to win, so with five calendars to give away, the odds were about one in ten.  The winners are (drum roll): Marty O'Brien (Palm Springs); Odette Allen (Phoenix); Francine Schmidt (Vermont); Shirley Kost (Los Angeles); and Fernando Huerto (San Diego). Like photography, watercolor is all about light. When saturated paint right [...]

The Easy Way to Paint Watercolors

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  Several years ago, I met artist Diane Palley McDonald while doing an article about her studio's makeover for the San Diego Union-Tribune. (The news angle was that it was on HGTV's "Designer's Challenge.") When I saw Diane's paintings, I wistfully told her how much I loved watercolors. She asked, "Well, then, why not paint your own?" [...]