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Palette Planning Guide and Other Materials

Here are my top recommendations.  Go to page 9 in my book to the Palette Planning Guide  Read through the various triad combinations and select the one that you like best or that seems to resonate with you (your paintings, your way!) Return to pages 7-8 and...

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Everything I Wished I'd Known When I Started Painting with Watercolor

I wrote this book - Watercolor Technique and Color Theory Essentials - to fast-track your understanding of watercolor and its unique qualities. 

I set a new goal [in 2008] of learning to paint with watercolor. As soon as I told myself I would do this, my next thought was, "But you're too old - 45 years too old." You've missed your chance, and you have no formal training". This was followed by an absolute miracle of a thought "wait a minute – the next five years will pass whether you do this or not. Why not find out what's possible?" 

Art Classes Art Instructor Artist Jana L Bussanich Artist Watercolor
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Yellow Couch Conversations about Contour and Drawing on the Picture Plane

Why practice contour drawing: Working simple allows us to focus on hand-eye coordination without becoming distracting things like shading or other details that make it difficult to practice. The Yellow Couch Classroom is an online learning community for those interested in exploring painting in watercolor with Jana L. Bussanich Art. We provide high-quality art instruction by qualified instructors and coaches.
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Yes, and

We are always moving between our natural, instinctual marks that tell the world, "this is me" - this is my unique way of saying this and analyzing.  We need to practice moving in and out of analysis - or stepping back to ask better questions about our process to improve the result.
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Fakes and Forgeries Opening 2021

Local artists take on the great masters
by copying their work or putting their own
spin on these masterpieces.

Now is a perfect chance to acquire a famous masterpiece at a fraction of the cost! 
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Take-Five with Jana L. Bussanich Art

Question: “How do you get into the painting mindset?”

I try to 🛑 for 5-minutes and do nothing. No music. No phone. No input. No output. Just breathing. Try as I might, this is often how it goes. 
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A Lesson in Constraint

...working under constraint underscores my lifelong experience to express as my artist-self, in finding my voice...I chose this series of paintings to share with this post because they are paintings done under constraint. They represent what part of my artist's journey feels like to me.
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