Author Archives: Ruth Korch

Yesterday we visited the Degas/Paris Millinery exhibit up at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco.  It was the last day and I’m so very grateful that my friend Lynne just happened to mention it to me.  What a great show!  I would have hated to miss it.  I loved that it not only had […]

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We take our dog Cooper for a walk almost every day along Westcliff Drive, a beautiful trail that winds along the cliffs of west Santa Cruz and looks down on the ocean, the surfers and all kinds of sea life.  It’s always different because of the sea and we usually walk through about three different […]

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I got so excited about completing the 31 days of watercolor in July, that I decided to give myself a new challenge for this month of August:  A month of watercolor faces/one every day.  I’ve been posting them on instagram, so if you’re interested you can check them out there under ruthkorch.  To be real […]

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Whew – Did it!!  Thirty-One days of a watercolor a day!  I finished this last night and just now am posting – in case you’re splitting hairs.  ha ha  And even though they didn’t all get posted to my blog here, I think I got them all on my instagram account (Ruthkorch).   I really […]

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There is only one more day to go in the World Watercolor Month painting a day challenge.  It was a gorgeous day here in Santa Cruz, California, but the prompt was “Stormy Skies.”  So, it was a fun challenge to get into the mood of a stormy day.  I chose a scene with a sky […]

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Well we’re getting right down to it – the end of World Watercolor Month and I’m still hanging in there.  I haven’t posted all my paintings here on this blog, but I do have 28 paintings to my credit so far (I’ve posted on Instagram).  Today’s prompt was “Rainbows”, and as beautiful as they are, […]

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So here we are at day number 24 and today’s challenge was “cherry, lemon and turquoise.”  I struggled with making it too literal, but the colors were fun to work with.  This little irregular bowl was my Mom’s and it’s one of my favorites.  It was made in China and is held together with super […]

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We just returned from a family vacation up at Donner Lake.  There was so much beauty all around, but one of the views that never fails to take my breath away is the lakeside Aspen trees and how they dance and shimmer when the wind passes through.  When I read the suggested prompt for today […]

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#Worldwatercolormonth challenge day 11 – “Summer Views”.  I was trying to think of something that unmistakably “read summer.”  I adore the explosions of color and taste found in the summer nectarine.  It’s not something I see/enjoy in the fall when the leaves are turning colors, or  later when the Christmas carols start.  It’s an undeniable […]

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I forgot to post yesterday’s watercolor.  The theme is “Beach Days”.  Here is our grandson Sammy lost in the wonder of a tide pool… #Worldwatercolormonth

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