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Mauve

The Color Mauve — Part 2

“We could hardly get through Mauve, Part I,” some might say. Not a popular hue. Some call mauve a neutral. It is a mud pink to a shadowy faded purple. I’ll share a few paintings of the 12-piece “mauve” color-study series. It is … read more

Design Trends 2020
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Design Trends in 2020 — Advice from the Experts

So many new trends coming our way for 2020. It’s been exciting to watch design ideas evolve. See what’s coming in new designs from colors and furniture to flooring and surfaces. Every year, we gather our panel of design experts to discuss what … read more

(Photo courtesy Linda McWhirter)

Rockin’ Art

Linda McWhirter’s art rocks. Literally. McWhirter paints lovely images — some whimsical, some very detailed and realistic — on small, smooth stones she finds here and there. She’s been doing her little rock paintings since she retired from 20-plus years of teaching — … read more

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Learning and Creating Collaboratively at BARN

Nobel prize winning author Thomas Mann once said, “Art is to the community what dream is to the individual.” For Bainbridge Island’s BARN (Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network), it was the shared dreams of the area’s artists and makers that built a uniquely Bainbridge … read more

Carla with Tribe

Capturing the Captivating Human Figure

Among the dozens of paintings that hang in Carla O’Connor’s Olalla studio is a tiny, framed crayon drawing of a purple cow. It’s the very first picture O’Connor ever drew — when she was just 3 years old. Another small, framed drawing of … read more

Design Trends 2019
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Design Trends in 2019 — Advice from the Experts

Every year, we gather our panel of design experts to discuss what are some of the hottest design trends. In 2019, expect to see more high-performing fabrics, natural-looking finishes, natural materials like wood, and more recycled and upcycled choices for the environmentally conscious. … read more

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2019 Color of the Year — Metropolitan

Benjamin Moore announced its color of the year — Metropolitan AF-690, a stylish gray with cool undertones. The company also unveiled Color Trends 2019, a corresponding palette of 15 harmonious hues that further amplify the cultured grace of Metropolitan AF-690. Ranging from ethereal … read more

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Colors

Top Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing Paint Colors

With thousands of color options, selecting a perfect shade for a painting project can seem like an overwhelming and almost impossible task. These are the top painting mistakes and how you can avoid them for a smooth paint selection process. Mistake 1: Assuming … read more

"Life's Continuing Struggle" uses Chinese gongbi-style technique.

Patsy Surh O’Connell — Building Cultural Bridges through Art

Patsy Surh O’Connell’s life is filled with art. She has studied, taught and created art since she was a child, and has won so many awards for her artwork that she has lost count. As a 4-year-old in Korea, she started “scratching and … read more

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