Category Archives: color

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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VSW: Diego Rivera’s Museum

From Frida to Diego! Or the place they shared together…. That amazing blue of hers is on her building! Sometimes it is simply better to leave line drawings alone… I liked them and I didn’t take but a couple pics. … Continue reading

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Tools: My Watercolor Journal

So you’ve seen the back of this journal… my Ink Journal! Paints are in the front!  I wanted to see all the paints I own and the ones I no longer own! *yesh, i pass on paints i don’t like … Continue reading

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VSW: Frida Kahlo’s Museum

This virtual walk is exciting for me because I love the vibrant colors of Mexico! For food, Chinese or Japanese is home; for color and furnishings, it is Mexican or Spanish! I started our walk at Frida Kahlo’s home/studio and … Continue reading

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Tools: Ink Journal

In the back of new journals, I make sure I try all inked pens on the new paper. It is the second test I have for inks to see if they are waterproof, the first here. I also get to … Continue reading

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