Category Archives: class

Tools: Fineline Masking Fluid

A few years ago Tracey Fletcher King turned me onto Fineline Masking Fluid. I tried others and found them sticky and thick and messy; not what I wanted in the ways I wanted to use a masking fluid. Fineline’s masking … Continue reading

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VSW: Notre Dame, 2

I have NO time, and yet want to keep my hand in the game. I am really trying to do fast sketches… no pencil on this one I used a Lamy Al-Star with Robert Oster Graphite ink. I dropped in … Continue reading

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VSW: Notre Dame

Many peeps from Virtual Sketchwalk (Facebook group) are having a bit of a nutty right now. It has to do with a Paris walk, and wanting to try Notre Dame, and being a bit overwhelmed!  It is a complex building, … Continue reading

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Workspace Voyeur: Desktop Diaries

I am a workspace voyeur… I was sent this YouTube video on Oliver Sacks Desk, and what is even better, it is a series. Desk Porn. Back to watching… Many of us spend more waking hours at our desk than … Continue reading

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#18 on the Top Sketch Websites!

Top 50 Sketch Websites & Blogs For Sketchers & Artists Woot!  I made #18 on the top sketch blogs for sketchers! I am not usually interested in awards but this is comparing me with some people who I think are … Continue reading

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Tools: Organization

I am one of those super-organized people. Even before I was an architect. I hear about how hard it is for people to keep track of their images — if on the puter. Understand I am not a Pinterest fan. … Continue reading

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VSW: Alamo, a Fast Study

In an effort to begin to discuss how I look at buildings in order to begin to draw them, I took an image of the Alamo and dissected it.  Most of this I do by simply looking, but what helps … Continue reading

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Lino Printing with Tracey Fletcher King

I am SO excited: I am taking Tracey Fletcher King’s Lino Printing classes! She is informed, fun, silly, and talented, and is teaching TWO levels, and as I’ve never tried this whole lino-printing thang I am excited to learn from … Continue reading

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Tools: Filling Ink Converters

This post is for Deb. Filling and cleaning go hand-in-hand. Goulet offers the pen cleaning package! Goulet has amazing videos and I highly recommend Fountain Pens 101. I was crazy not to take the time to watch the whole series … Continue reading

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I’ve got a Patreon Page!

I’m getting ready to begin teaching, and so, drumroll…. I launched my Patreon page! Yes, here I am asking for your support and money… I support two artists, one on Patreon. For the cost of a coffee out, I contribute … Continue reading

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Sale on Tracey Fletcher King’s Class!

Classes are great if you can takeaway even one thing that you use all the time. Tracey Fletcher King’s class helped me to pop or intensify my watercolors. Beginner to intermediate watercolorists, this is a great class! She is having … Continue reading

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Black HUB IPA Can

Okay, first off, do NOT sketch in a black watercolor pencil when your first coat will be an Indian Yellow or Quin Gold.  Dumb.  I tried to wet and wash it off; alas, it did not work well.  Also, the … Continue reading

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Recipes, and Taking Classes!

I post this with recipe on my foodie blog, but this is a thanks to Tracey and a commentary about taking classes. I am taking an online class by my favorite Aussie, Tracey Fletcher King, called Delicious Paint. A class … Continue reading

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Sugar Corn

Working from an image for the class, yellow watercolor pencil, Platinum Carbon pen…. Layering watercolors, yellow to deeper yellows and greens, to touches of pinks and Paynes grey, salt added, then white Pitt pen and splatters. I am taking an … Continue reading

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Playing with Tracey Fletcher King, 2

My style, but trying to get the layering of watercolors to work from Tracey’s instructions, with under-painting then top detail painting. I am taking an online class by my favorite Aussie, Tracey Fletcher King, called Delicious Paint. Pentalic Nature Sketch … Continue reading

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Playing with Tracey Fletcher King, 1

The great thing about taking a class is what you might be pushed to do if you follow try to follow almost follow another artist’s instructions. I am taking an online class by my favorite Aussie, Tracey Fletcher King, called … Continue reading

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Tracey Fletcher King’s Delicious Paint

I am taking a course by my downunder buddy, Tracey Fletcher King. Why do I take classes?  I’m no expert (I know few watercolor experts) but I’m okay. . . I take them because I want to see what she’s … Continue reading

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Russell Stutler’s Book About Sketching

I found Russell Stutler’s Book About Sketching this morning in my early early early in-the-dark  wishing-for-coffee (M makes ours) and joyful-that-taxes-were-done meanderings. Not all “free” books are decent.  While there are dated links, Stutler’s his material is fresh.  I recommend … Continue reading

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