Category Archives: architecture

USk: Pelikan Hub 2018

The 2018 Pelikan Hub happened Friday night.  My first time, and wow I will never miss another.  It happened at the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne.  Oddly, my sketch while waiting for it to start (after dinner) is in Robert Oster’s … Continue reading

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USk: Trip to Lacey Washington

Trip across the big wide Columbia to make a presentation in Lacey, Washington.  Labor day the bridge was very slow due to  traffic; this meant I could draw while Mitchell drove.  Robert Oster’s Motor Oil ink is becoming a go-to … Continue reading

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VSW: Florida Trailer Park 2

This sketchwalk of trailer parks in Florida, some of which are now gone, was so much fun to draw! I had so little time but kept coming back, and sketching fast sketches , here adding shadow with diluted Lexington Grey … Continue reading

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VSW: Basílica de Guadalupe, 2

This leaning portion of the facade of the Basílica de Guadalupe in Mexico city is from an image from Margaret Metcalfe. It was fun to do… ink then watercolor. I also tried this odd reflection and played with it, took … Continue reading

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VSW: Basílica de Guadalupe, 1

This month, we are painting the Basílica de Guadalupe in Mexico city, with images from Margaret Metcalfe (and a little help from Google maps). I am also trying, with resistance, the no line work first. I place a couple of … Continue reading

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Painting Without Inking

The 30×30 Direct Watercolor Challenge started June 1… The idea is to begin to paint directly with no inking and no real pencil work.  (I cheat.) If it were not Marc Holmes thang, I might not try it. He is … Continue reading

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VSW: Mexican Church

Growing up, I attended a Mexican mass at the San Juan Capistrano mission church. The shapes of Mexican architecture and the sounds of the language feel like home. The colors are also my colors in our home, warm and bright. … Continue reading

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