Dottie Riley


Dottie Riley
Brandon, FL
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Hi Guys!

Thanks to Jeri, I found all of you again. I see many of you on FB and follow you there. I see that some of my favorite bloggers on this site either no longer post or post infrequently. I will try to come back here at least every couple of weeks because this site- and with you my friends is where I can post more intimate thoughts and feelings.
I am still painting. This year, I switched my focus to watercolor and pastels because storing all of the canvasses from oils and acrylics got to be a problem. Paper is much easier to store! One two-inch deep box will hold many, many completed works when all I have to store is paper! The pastel box will fill up sooner because I put a sheet of glassine paper between each painting to help protect the pastels.
Earlier this year, I gave away about 50 of my oils and acrylics. I donated them to be auctioned off at a fund raiser. Of course, I kept all of the ones I liked best. They simply took up too much space! I don't know how many watercolor and pastel paintings I completed this year, but it is a lot. Guess I am making up for lost time because I let my painting slack off and almost stopped all together. Now, I am painting and learning again. One of the things I am trying to learn is how to paint with very little detail.

posted on Oct 4, 2018 10:47 AM ()


Hi Dottie! So glad we'll be hearing from you, I always enjoy finding out what you're up to.
comment by traveltales on Oct 6, 2018 2:29 PM ()
comment by kevinshere on Oct 6, 2018 12:48 AM ()
Lovely. It seems to me watercolor would be so much harder to do than oil or acrylic.
comment by drmaus on Oct 5, 2018 3:29 PM ()
I love your new style.
comment by elderjane on Oct 5, 2018 4:42 AM ()
Every artist's style is so different even when they think they don't have a style. Kind of like handwriting, I suppose.
comment by jjoohhnn on Oct 4, 2018 4:25 PM ()
comment by jerms on Oct 4, 2018 1:32 PM ()

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