There’s nothing like getting a push from 20 artists to get a painting completed!  The Baltimore Watercolor Society is one terrific group

of artists and I had a great time teaching last week in Columbia, Maryland.  They saw the beginning demo of  Star and Stripes and wanted

to see it finished.  So, here it is a 22 x 30 painting made from Watercolor and Gesso Juice.  It was a fun week and new friendships were made.

I was this year’s invited artist to the Mississippi Colony for “creative coaching”.  Over 40 excellent artists were working in their own direction and I was available for artistic consultation.   The Mississippi Art Colony, who meet twice a year to paint, is the oldest (70 years) continuously meeting art group in the U.S.

They have perfected their painting and their fun to blue-ribbon excellence! (Yes, I’m in the picture.  Thank Frida Kalo for this Fiesta Friday.)  With so many artists,  I had my hands full consulting with everyone.  It sure wasn’t hard, as they are all very accomplished professionals.

Dance of the Winterbird just won “Best of Show” in this year’s International Society of Experimental

Artist’s (ISEA) online exhibition judged by Ruffus Snoddy.  Thank you ISEA!  I am thrilled.


The “experimental” element in his painting is the frozen crystals start; a technique I’ve played with for

decades.   In this case, the water was thrown on the paper and the pigment poured into the water and left outside to

freeze firmly, then brought inside to finish.   You can try a small version in your home freezer.   Have fun!


I am pleased to let you know that “Urban Balance”  was accepted into this year’s “Transparent Watercolor Society of America” (TWSA)

Exhibition, judged by John Salminen and Soon Y Warren.  The exhibit runs from May 5 – August 5 at the Kenosha Public Museum,

Kenosha, WI.  It’s been a while since I’ve played at totally non-objective painting.  And, it was work! but the results are worth it.

I think I will play with this some more.  Happy painting to the rest of you also!  Kathleen

Three paintings at a time is my favorite way to work.  Here is a beginning, intermediate and finished painting from three different inspirations.  The third is “Wind in my Sails” and reproductions are available on this website.  It’s not too late to sign up for my next workshop and learn all my secrets, including why and how painting on three paintings at a time works!  Influenced by Florida in theme with sunshine colors!

I’d love to see you in beautiful Hobe Sound, Florida March 13-16.Contact Linda at:  lindahirvonen@hotmail.com   Fun in the Sun!