Plans for 2018

This is a new year, 2018 so that says  Let us create.. "New paintings, and collages!"  But let us make them look "old to ancient"   by adding our collections of found material.  

My plans include a new series of historical Nevada and Sierra County historical watercolor paintings as combining memorabilia collected over the years; event tickets, old programs, printings, and souvenirs designed to look like        Old, Antique artifacts, Collages like we did in 1970~78.  Does that sound like a repeat of my past? Yes..  but it was fun and who knows what might evolve?  That is what makes "creating" exciting!  The Unknown..a new kind of assemblage of paint and " Found" materials.  We all have collage material ready to be added to an old composition. So glue, paste, and then varnish it to a high luster of glossy acrylic and what fun we have!  I can hardly wait to begin!

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2017 is just beginning!?

This year I plan to put together journals and sketch diaries like I use to do!  The reason for this is to work again on drawing what I see!  

When I was an art instructor for Sierra college Extension 1978 until 1995-96, I encouraged my students to draw often!   I have been neglecting my own advice..I have been depending on paint and pens and forsaking the good old pencil.. now you ask, what is the difference?  Well, first off, I mostly always have a pencil at hand, so I shall grab it up, gather scratch paper and go for it!  And..  in my sketchbook, probably later, I can with a glue stick add quick designs or scribbles to save together with like subjects I might have already saved.  So this is my plan to draw and doodle more, intending to work to improve starter sketches into a finished design for a larger piece of art to be carried out in near future!  I have started today!  

Nevada County watercolor paintings scenes by Loana Beeson...

...are available in the following locations:                                               

Notecards and postcards at Ben Franklin Craft's and Frames shop at 598 Sutton Way, Grass Valley, California.           

Nevada City Chamber of commerce office has notes, postcards and magnets with
scenes of town and places of interest!  132 Main Street, Nevada City, California

Paulette's Country Kitchen, 875 Sutton Way, Grass Valley, California      Many larger framed prints of local historic places hang on the walls of the restaurant.  Gift boxed sets of notecards, single cards and refrigerator magnets with local scenery watercolor prints are also available.

Emily's Cakes and Catering, 421 Colfax Avenue, Grass Valley, California.  Notecards and mini ornaments  (seasonal).