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I ran off to the mountains for four days and visited a friend who is lucky enough to live with these views!!!  My girls explored the hills and swam in the creek, while I painted with my friend.  I just love summer!

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Adina’s painting, 6 years old

Siana’s painting, 11 years old

Linea’s painting, 9 years old


I love to paint outside! I’ve been doing lots of watercolors outside in the last month, and now that the girls are on summer vacation they are joining me. At first I thought they might not stay focused very long, or that they would get done too quickly, but they are really into it, and they are seriously studying the trees, plants, water, fish, and bugs that we encounter on our hikes, and bike rides. I thought I would share some of our work with you.

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So today I decided to paint after my morning run on Tabeguache Trail.
Painting outside really feels good! I love how the watercolor dries so quickly, it keeps you on your toes!
And it’s so bright with that big glowing sun that my colors have to try to compete.  I really had fun with leaving lots of white and capturing the bright sun on the rocks that way.

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We all sat down to paint at Connected Lakes and wow!

there were a lot of fish! We were so inspired to paint them and here are the results….

by Adina, 5 years old

 

by Linea, 9 years old

by Siana, 11 years old

Sunset by Adina, 5 years old

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