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I am so happy to have been invited to participate in the Bog Hop Around the World!
My friend and fellow watercolorist Carmella Tulliszewski honors me with this invitation.
Carmella is a terrific artist and don't let her last name intimidate you...book mark her and you will be glad you did.
I jokingly say watercolor is my first love...I write its name in all my notebooks and kiss it behind the school yard fence. I really do love it like a girl in love for the first time. I just want to learn as much as I can and paint everything.
Because I was a special educator for many years I learned to break large tasks into smaller components. This helps a student gain mastery in small steps over time. When I left my job to paint full time. I wrote an Individualized educational plan for myself that developed into a core three step method working from darkest shapes to lightest washes
I turned that into my "little recipe book" called Three Step Watercolors. I also have posted a short video on my blog where you can see many examples while listening to my husbands hammered dulcimer playing.
Here is how you play....
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Everyday I paint and post a picture of a pet friend on my Facebook Fan page at Jo Mackenzie watercolors.
Once a month a winner is picked at random to receive a free painting.
Because it is free and it is fun.
Here are the Collie/Sheltie friends I painted for Sept./2014
Now I am passing the baton to my good friend Kim Stenberg. Kim paints in both oils and watercolors and I am convinced that she can paint anything and everything. When someone contacts me and asks me to paint the impossible I suggest they contact Kim because I know she will be able to do it no matter what.
Kim will post next Monday the 13th and introduce us to artist's she knows and loves.