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Collagraph: Artist’s Model

Collagraphs are Fun The plate for this collagraph (see process shots below) was made from mat board and construction paper – and it was printed in a small edition of 5, intaglio style. If you’d like to see a tutorial video on making one of these collagraphs, visit my youtube channel. Lots of Options This is print #1 and #2. (above) ย You can see how altering the treatment of the window view and the art on the wall changes the overall look of the final collagraph. ย The first print is Urban and the second is a seaside location. She’s on vacation. ๐Ÿ™‚ This …[Continue reading]

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Watercolor: Orange Chair

Orange Chair 10×21 Watercolor SoldThis is an older watercolor (and as such, I see *all* the things I’d do differently now, so that means I’m growing, right?)  The subject originally was less about the empty chair, and more of a nod towards the little parade of antique shoes on the sill behind it. My paternal Grandparents were both Italian immigrants, and they opened a shoe store shortly after they were married in the late 1920’s. Since my grandfather had 8 siblings, Del Pesco Shoes was run like any family business in a small New England town; everyone, including the kids, the wives and …[Continue reading]

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Collagraph: Morocco

Morocco 6.8 x 4.7 Collagraph with Watercolor SoldAvailable in my Etsy Shop.Another matboard and paper collagraph, using the same methods as in previous pieces here, and here.  The reference photo was snapped in a suburb of Los Angeles – at the Brand Library in Glendale. The beautiful, Moroccan architecture of the building stands out against the oak tree and scrub hillside it’s nestled against. Building the plate   The substrate is a scrap piece of matboard, and in the photo above, I’m cutting and adhering kid-grade construction paper in layers with Gloss Medium Varnish. This will dry hard and a little slick, making the whole plate feel like plastic, so …[Continue reading]

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Watercolor: Reflections & Shadows (& Helping Japan on DPW)

Reflections & Shadows 13.25 x 7.25 Watercolor on Plate Finish Bristol paper This painting is available in my Etsy Shop. ย Sold   What Inspires? I started this watercolor at my friend JMC’s house during an art-day last week, and finished it in the studio yesterday. The reference photo was taken in the 80’s, and I’ve been reflecting a lot lately about that period of time in my life, and the meandering path my siblings and I took since then; college, the exploration of youth, good friends and where they are now, family members that have passed on, and others that are getting fragile …[Continue reading]

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Watercolor of Sunlit Rooms and Daily Paintworks Monthly Art Challenge

Study for Den 8 x 6 Watercolor on Strathmore 300 Bristol Available in a Fund Raising Auction to help the people of Japan at the Daily Paintworks Challenge here. Sold I am very fortunate to belong to a collective of artists who are all incredibly accomplished painters: Daily Paintworks. Take a look at the web site to see what I mean about the talent. Pretty nice work, eh? All the members are very present on the internet, and many of them exhibit in galleries, teach workshops, travel to shows and juggle multiple hats in their art careers. One of the things the group …[Continue reading]

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Watercolor: Pink Winter ( & a painting by Neil Hollingsworth)

Pink Winter 6 x 7.75 watercolor on Arches Bristol paper Sold My friend LG sent me a photo of her newly build bedroom drenched in squinty winter light. I could see by Porsche and Oreo’s unanimous feline approval-sprawl (I’d be joining them if I were there) that this was an excellent addition to the house. I asked to use the photo as a reference this week, with a few little changes here and there, and finished the painting this afternoon. Now, to continue with yesterday’s post about collecting daily paintings, I want to tell the story of how I came to buy a …[Continue reading]

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Watercolor: Firenze Cucina

Firenze Cucina 12 x 17 Watercolor on Arches Hot Press paperSoldThis painting was started as a demo at the Scottsdale ArtFest in Arizona, and finished this morning. Using the reference photo to lay in washes and locate a few details with the brush here. Happy New Year! Belinda Del Pesco Fine Art Blog

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Watercolor: Propagation

Propagation 14 x 10 Watercolor on paperSoldThere’s something that’s both neatly geometric and artist-messy in the composition of the photo I used as a reference for this piece. I snapped the image while visiting one of my best friends in Massachusetts nearly 30 years ago. The title is in reference to the potted plants sprouting on the ledge, and the potential of paper, notebooks and pens. There are bits of text on the sheet of paper beneath the apples; an excerpt from an E. B. White poem titled Window Ledge in the Atom Age:I love this day, this hour, this room,This motionless narcissus,I …[Continue reading]

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Watercolor: Tin Horse with Lilies

Tin Horse with Lilies 7.5 x 10.5 Watercolor on Bristol paperSold The sunlight at dawn sprays the best shadows in our house. This vase of lilies had just opened, and the star shaped white against all the abstract shadows in dark hues was too good to pass by. The little horse is wooden underneath, and covered with hammered tin and nails – just enough armor to challenge the sunrise. Belinda Del Pesco Fine Art Blog