I’ve been painting using watercolor as my primary medium since the late 1980’s. Lately I’ve had this deep desire to try oil painting. Now I’ve painted a few oil paintings over the years but I’ve not done enough of them to become a true proficient. What’s more the oil painting process is very different from […]
Finding Inspiration in our Changing Seasons
I recently retired from a job I held for more than 20 years. For me that was a plunge without a proverbial net for many reasons I won’t divulge here. The decision to take the plunge came from deep within my soul. I was 66 at the time and I had this yearning to be […]
Installing a paver walkway… the best way I can!
Welcome to RaineyDewey.com. If you haven’t visited here before… my name is Lorraine, my nickname is Rainey, and you can call me Rainey. If you don’t know me, I am an aspiring artist and I’m mother to two grown sons. Since retiring in early February I have been posting semi-regularly on my YouTube Channel – […]
Balancing Life and Your Art Journey!
Check Out – Rainey Dewey’s Art Spot – Balancing Life and Your Art Journey! Since I retired in early February I haven’t been painting as much as I expected to and can see the reason why laying next to my feet, chewing peacefully on his pink flamingo squeaking toy that no longer squeaks. That reason […]
Finding Meaning and Purpose Through Our Creative Journey
My People! Since I retired in early February I have been searching. Let me be more specific, since February I have begun searching and questioning in earnest about what’s God’s purpose and meaning for having created ME. Me… with all my flaws and quirks… What was He thinking when one day in October 1955 I […]
Sifting Through Life to Find Those Wonderful, Simple Things
It’s a beautiful, cool spring morning in Upstate New York. I sit here at the dining room table with my hot coffee close at hand and my six-month old puppy, Tucker, curled up in his fluffy, comfortable bed at my feet. We were up early this morning (5:30 a.m.); unheard of since I retired in […]
A New Beginning
I recently retired from a job I held for over 20 years. It was an office job and I am grateful for having had it. That job helped me provide for my needs. That job enabled me to purchase a home, pay my bills, get out of debt and helped me to live a comfortable […]
Sketchbook Masterpiece 7 – Sunrise / Sunset – More Info
Welcome to my blog! I’m Rainey Dewey and whether you found me by accident or on purpose – Welcome! This blog post is intended to be a companion post to the video posted on February 9, 2022 – on my YouTube Channel – Rainey Dewey’s Art Spot. Painting a sunrise or sunset is a great […]
Watercolor Painting with a Crayola Set (Part 2) – More Info
Welcome to Rainey Dewey’s Art Spot Blog. In this post I wanted to expand a little more about my recently posted YouTube video entitled “How to: Watercolor Painting with a Crayola Set – Part 2.” The purpose of these how-to paint using a Crayola set videos is to encourage aspiring artists by providing a relatively […]
Sketchbook Masterpiece 6 – Watercolor Sketch… Why do one?
Step 1 – Quick line drawing I wanted to chat here a little bit about the video I posted yesterday on my YouTube Channel entitled “Sketchbook Masterpiece 6 – Watercolor Sketch (Winter Landscape)” and the many good reasons for doing a watercolor sketch. I have found that before jumping into my final painting (and potential […]