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Wearing Braids • Watercolor and Gouache

Wearing Braids was about my "being brave" and painting dark shapes DARK. I scrubbed out an old painting, let it dry, made marks to indicate the subject, then painted with watercolor and gouache. Lines of tree branches are barely visible. 

Making progress with website :)

Many thanks to my daughter Liina, stellar graphic designer and owner of www.liinalundin.com who pointed me in the right direction to re-design and re-build my website. I'm happy to say it's coming along. Thank you visitors for bearing with me.  

Re-designing and re-building lundinart.com

Hello, visitors! I hope you'll bear with me as I re-design and re-build my website, which will feature my latest drawings and paintings, links to my instagram posts and Facebook artist page, an invitation to join my artist group on FB, a how-to section with video...

Seven Paintings in Seven Days

In January, two friends/fellow artists challenged me to paint seven paintings in seven days. It wasn't mandatory to paint NEW paintings. But I did. And I posted them on my blogspot blog <https://lundinart.blogspot.com/> I focused on painting children, one of my...

Dancing the Brush

One of my favorite parts of painting is wetting the fresh white paper, loading my brush with mid-value warm colors, then dancing it on the paper, adding cool color for contrast, creating an abstract background for later use. New background image is on the way ......

George Benjamin Luks on color

George Benjamin Luks was respected as a master of strong color effects. When interviewed on the topic, he said, "I'll tell you the whole secret! Color is simply light and shade. You don't need pink or grey or blue so long as you have volume. Pink and blue change with...

The First Decisions by Edward Betts

"The first decisions. Before a brush ever touches canvas or paper, there are three fundamental kinds of decisions to be made: WHAT is the subject of your picture? WHY did you respond to that particular subject? HOW should that subject be presented in terms of...

Inspired by my students

Last week, I taught a three-day portrait-painting watercolor workshop in Grand Rapids, MN. Several students had not painted people — heads, faces, features — before. And one student had only taken a single painting lesson before signing up for the class. I was...

Pulling it all together

I am enjoying the process of pulling this website together, adding more images and information. I look forward to uploading info to the "How & Why" section, which I hope will be valuable to my students and my fellow painters. Working on a website and blog takes...