Category Archives: painting

Finished a Journal!

Finished my Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook just before the election. I’ve been slow to post.  Sorry there were pages I had to leave out; family members still alive.  Who knows if they dip into my blog? I am doing so much … Continue reading

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Bugs and Birds!

In the studio near the end of the day, especially in winter, the window facing the river becomes an attraction for the cats. Yaman and Savitri are teaching Hari-Gibbs-Tiger-Terror-TANK (yes his name is getting longer by the day) the ropes. … Continue reading

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Small Moments

Sometimes in the midst of extreme sorrow and worry, there are those moments that open your heart: glimpses of M’s twinkling eyes or a carefree cat streaking through the studio or Savitri’s feet.  Her feet slay me. I didn’t do … Continue reading

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Inktober 15, Chicken Curry with Great Northern Beans

One of our favorite meals, I make this every week. it starts as a roast chicken, and then becomes curry burritos I freeze for lunches or dinners later on. We buy Smart Chicken, which, even when not organic, is Non-GMO … Continue reading

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Da Vinci Paint Launches the Monterey Trio!

I am so happy to be chosen to be a Da Vinci Watercolors Trio Artist! Quinacridone Gold,  Alizarin Crimson and Sap Green create Katie’s Monterey Trio. Da Vinci Paint packages their NEW 8ml Vegan tubes to highlight great watercolors in … Continue reading

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Tools: Autumn Travel Palettes

Changes in my travel palette! Autumn I tend to clean more than spring, and reorder… Getting ready for painting season, as I like to paint outdoors more in the months that are not HOT. In Spring I tried the double … Continue reading

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Our Smokey Summer

Smoke. I’ve been sketching/journaling, just no time to format and post. This was a miserable summer but of course, hard to complain because others were losing their homes, businesses and environment, we just had smoke. Grisaille above, with watercolor topped … Continue reading

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