Kate Aubrey's Art Blog

blogimageI love to paint. It’s like breathing, only better.
A painting is a possibility, a wave of color and light. Nowhere is that more true than with watercolor. It is my first and foremost choice of media precisely because it doesn’t just do what it’s told.

“Dreams of Summer Past”
  by Kate Aubrey
  Transparent Watercolor
  • The Most Dangerous Thing
    Tuesday, 19 July 2016
    Several years ago in Reno, NV, I took the first of two workshops with Ted Nuttall. In a workshop setting, he’s a quiet, thoughtful man with a deep well of understanding when it comes to painting people. Specific people. Real people with hop...
  • Darlings - and When to Kill Them
    Monday, 15 February 2016
    At last. The finished painting I wrote about in my last two, and the funny thing about it? The part that looks hardest was easiest. Yup, the dreamer, herself just flowed; it was keeping the background loose while darkening it that took the ...
  • Dreamers and Deadlines
    Monday, 11 January 2016
    Deadlines are a hairy thing for me. Actually, time in general is a hairy thing for  me. I may have things written down, included on all my cloud calendars with multiple reminders set, but sit me down in front of a painting, and time is toas...
  • Dream On
    Sunday, 03 January 2016
    I’ve had to face it. I’m not one of the artists people write how-to-get-inspired books for. There are so many paintings I dearly want to paint that I’m not going to live long enough to do them all. And that’s today. Tomorrow there will be m...
  • When the Going Gets Rough
    Monday, 30 November 2015
    Well, everyone, here I go. This is my first blog on my brand new, not-completely-loaded website, and I’m nervous. Excited. A little appalled at what I’m attempting. And unwilling to procrastinate any longer. So here goes:   After yet anot...
  • That Balancing Act
    Monday, 18 February 2013
    Last Friday, while a friend and I were trying to find some time in our busy schedules to get together and talk art, we commiserated about how hard it is to pull painting time away from family and friends and responsibilities. Is there anyon...

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