Fall textures II

I used more of my homemade walnut ink for this drawing of autumn herbs and pods sitting in a dish shaped like a leaf. I love the textures of fall. But I think for the next one I’ll abandon my feather quill dip pen because it isn’t very comfortable. The ink doesn’t flow the way […]

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Silversides

I was in Sandy Hook, NJ for a day last week with my so who was taking a class with the Littoral Society. They learn how to seine with nets and examine the marine life and they took a botany tour to learn about the plants that thrive in salty environments. I took a moment […]

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The Edible Academy

Paradise/Michele Bedigian

The New York Botanical Gardens provide an educational gardening program now called  ‘The Edible Academy’  my children have been attending since they were three. Last week was the end of the spring session and my favorite day … HARVESTING! They each harvested what they planted earlier in the season to take home and eat, or […]

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Jade

I made this quick 1-color watercolor painting of a jade succulent that we have sitting in our window. I look at it each morning and always think of painting its strange round leaves, and today I finally did. Greg Betza ©2017

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Rose of Sharon

I had to trim a bush this morning, filled with Rose of Sharon flowers. They’re quite beautiful but as with all things when you see so many you tend to lose appreciation of just how special they are….SO I decided to spend some time drawing one to reacquaint myself. It was a nice way to spend […]

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Garden Delights

  Drawing in the garden has always been one of my absolute favorite places to be. It’s ever changing graphics are always a challenge to organize on paper. Above is one of my favorites to-date. Who knows what the rest of the summer might reveal. Can’t wait to find out! – Michele Mixed medium: watercolor, crayon, […]

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Tis the land of many

China has always fascinated me. This is a detail from a really REALLY large drawing I did on location in Epcot’s China Pavilion. Check in next week to see the whole drawing.  Did you know … 30% of Chinese adults still live with their parents. Approximately 200 million people in China live on less than $1 a […]

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Last Day of Spring

A few years back on this very beautiful last day of spring I found myself looking at the masterful mid-century artist Robert Rauschenberg ALOT. I’m always in awe of how he created such fusion between type and image. I find it incredible and exciting …and yes (for many who know me), he’s genuinely left an indelible impression on all my work. Above is a poster […]

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The Season of Change

Autumn winds gently in, washing away Summer’s sin… Autumn winds blow free, chasing colored leaves from every tree… Autumn winds chill, frosting through every valley and hill… Autumn winds passed, waiting for Winter’s snowy blast.  – Poetry by George Aul –  Artwork / watercolor by Michele Bedigian (reportage inspired by the Hudson Valley School done on locaion at the […]

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