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When to stop painting? To do or not to do?

Watercolors are tricky. They want to pull us in and keep painting until we have ruin the painting. I had several demos just beginning. I knew there were several things I needed to do, but not quite sure where to start. In the first painting, it was an underpainting, The stems were all going to [...]

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Look up, the sky is changing

Today is sky painting day. I took pictures of a great sunset on Monday night. I was driving and was looking at the sunset but I kept driving. I should have stopped earlier, but didn’t. I fought with myself for five miles to stop and take apicture. When am I going to learn, just stop [...]

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High Mesa – Full Circle

To my artist friends. Take courage, what you do today will speak another day.This painting was a part of a series I painted for the Classic Ramada in Albuquerque in the ’80s. The hotel wanted paintings with texture in southwest motif. I used tiles to give texture. The tiles represent the houses at the base of [...]

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Betty Slade's Art

Aspen trees with a message

  I painted a series of aspen trees. I called it “The Message Trees.” This series was inspired by the cattle drives that passed from New Mexico to Colorado about 20 miles from here. In the early 1900, the cattlemen and sheepherders stopped and added messages to the trees. They were telling everyone or someone [...]

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