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I am very excited to announce this year’s week long watercolor workshop this September 22 – 29 in one of my favorite places to paint in Italy, Orvieto. We will spend a week immersing ourselves in life in this small city while out painting its streets and piazzas. We will also have the chance to […]

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I was asked to give a talk about painting specifically in watercolor and teaching in an upcoming symposium next month in Perugia, Umbria, Italy. Before the talk I needed to prepare a short essay that would be included in a publication of all of the artists on the panel. Putting visual process and thoughts into […]

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It is that time of year again- time to meet and reflect and share what was accomplished throughout the year. I love having this marked time at the end of the year as a chance to meet up and for me to have the opportunity to share some of my recent work with friends. It […]

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Back by popular demand are my 2019 Italian moments card sets and calendars.  These are a nice way to sum up the plein air paintings done around Rome and Italy over the past year. These cards and calendars are always a joy to make, having the opportunity to look back and reflect on all of the […]

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I want to share a selection of sketches done over the past week. I thought that I would do more watercolors, but really I have enjoyed just picking up a pen or pencil and sketching, which I do, but not every day, so this has been a great excuse to get back to it. I […]

The post Week 1 A Sketch A Day in August appeared first on Kelly Medford.

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Usually this time of year, the heart of summer in Italy, is quiet down time and there is a general lull of silence everywhere you go. This is the time for most people to go on vacation, a much needed time for a little R & R. To tell the truth artists never really go […]

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I wanted to share something that I am working on because it is a new process for me and is something that I am doing to push myself to another level and to learn a new process in the process.   Working on the charcoal study from painted plein air studies in the studio for […]

The post A Large Studio Painting: The Journey is the Process appeared first on Kelly Medford.

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Happy 2018! The first month of the year has already come and gone and so we are off and running. For those of you who use Instagram, this is a snapshot of my previous year, though it hardly captures the many wonderful experiences of painting throughout 2017. In thinking about continuing this blog I have […]

The post What’s In Store for the New Year? appeared first on Kelly Medford.

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I want to share some of my watercolors from my recent trip to Marrakech with you. There are quite a few, so I thought to share them just a few at a time to better enjoy them and to tell their individual stories. The Lobed Arch, Marrakech 10 x 8″ Watercolor on Paper SOLD The […]

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I am happy to share with you a feature article I wrote for the UK magazine The Artist. The article is for painting geeks and is entitled, “Color Harmony in the Split Primary Palette.” What that means is how to use a simple palette of just 6 primary colors to create harmony in your paintings. […]

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