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Watercolor: Palatine Hill, Rome (& Painting Plein Air in Watercolor)

When you return from an excursion to a new place – like for instance, France – you get to pour over your photos and re-live the experience, or even better, make art from your photos and completely submerge in that recall. Painting, sketching and carving imagery from the photos I took in France last month lets me extend the relish of that beautiful country for longer than the time I actually spent there, and that’s just one more reason to love the gift of painting. If you’re contemplating a painting trip that includes some plein air – and you’re not sure what to expect, you might experiment at home, …[Continue reading]


Watercolor: Vicolo Della Palle (& a painting trip to France)

The painting above was done after a trip to Rome a few years ago, so it seemed appropo for this post. I just returned from two weeks in France. #pinchme  I’ve been in Provence, sketching quaint villages and lavender fields while working as crew for Scottish painter Julie Snyder’s company, Workshops in France.   This was a last-minute opportunity to travel to Avignon, via Paris & Marseille, and assist Julie in one of her twice-yearly uninstructed artist retreats in Provence. I have many photos and sketches to share with you after this wonderful trip. My crew-member extraordinaire & roomie Linda stayed up till all hours of the night for the duration of …[Continue reading]


Watercolor: Aperture (& the San Diego Festival of the Arts)

The San Diego Festival of the Arts on Waterfront park was lovely last week. We had a gray day to start on Saturday, but eventually, the sun came out along with the crowds, and I saw plenty of people strolling the lawn with paintings & sculpture under their arms.  I sold both watercolors and printmaking, so collectors were collecting, and many of the artists I spoke to were having a very good show. That’s always a hopeful sign to all artists who sell their work. This is brief because the day after the art fair, I left for France, and I want to share …[Continue reading]


Watercolor: Baths at Caracalla & an Etsy art sale

I’m celebrating three things; 1) Happy Spring 2) Happy Birthday to my awesome little sister Nancy, and 3) Yayy for 20-videos (so far) & 1400 subscribers on my art channel (http://bit.ly/belindadelpesco)!   To share in the festivities around here, let’s have a sale in my Etsy Shop, shall we? (http://bit.ly/bdelpescoetsy).   Pick some art, & use MAKESOMETHING during checkout for 20% off till 4/20. Thanks, everyone, for all the great support!  Wishing you a splendid, artful, thankful weekend! (And some cake.)   Art Quote He who works with his hands is a laborer.He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.He who …[Continue reading]