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Taos Mountain, trail home

Taos Mountain, trail home – Cordelia Wilson. Oil on canvas, Impasto technique.


Spring Training

If baseball players can train in the spring…

Cold, rain, March Winds, April Showers, whatever…I am going to blow through my greengrocer’s stock of flowers and paint them all until the weather becomes a lot less annoying. 96 more words


Monica Fine Arts Favorite Wildlife-Polar Bear

I basically grew up in the Smithsonian, so when I first started drawing, I did wildlife because I loved animals. I wanted to depict them as real as I could. 240 more words

Animal Art

Moses picture - first layer

This is a quick shot of the Moses picture as it’s been developing. Drawn in pencil onto primed and stretched canvas, in this case measuring 70x50cm, the first layer of colour is being applied. 84 more words


Monica Fine Arts Favorite Wildlife- The Koala Bear

Koala-Nite, Nite
My husband, Gregg Cestaro, is a fantastic photographer and has taken numerous photos for me to use as references. We were at the San Diego zoo where my family heard me say-take a pic!- about a zillion times. 93 more words

Animal Art

February Thaw

A study of light and shadow in blue and purple

Moving on to Spring, but first, one last Prospect Park snow scene, from an unusually warm, melted Saturday.  189 more words


Simple, Quick and Knowing When to Stop

Watercolour paper means a quick and thoughtful application of materials. Leave the white alone, don’t overpaint, darks in last, use the runny quality of the medium..a lot to think about. 15 more words

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