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VSW: Hahnemühle Post Cards, 4

More middle-of-the-night playing-with-inks postcards. In this one the delicate nature of the blossoms went a little awry, and mostly it was from overdoing the ink layers, then adding watercolors, and every thing began to moosh around and so I blobbed … Continue reading

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Hood River Strawberries

Summertime in Oregon is announced when the Hood Rivers are ripe. They have a burst of the sweetest flavor, and they are gone too quickly! I missed the official Solstice since it came on the 20th this year — But … Continue reading

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VSW: Hahnemühle Floral Post Cards, 3

Chives.  Love them in salad. J.Herbin has two inks in this post, a lovely green and pink. I forget the name of this daisy-like flower… not a sunflower. CC’s posies, again, can’t remember the name of them! Bougainvillea.  Home. Still … Continue reading

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VSW: Hahnemühle Floral Post Cards, 1

Working this months Virtual Sketchwalk (all flowering thangs) on Hahnemühle Post Cards, mostly directly in ink again, as I have no time so am doing quick sketches. Pepper trees remind me of Canoga Avenue in the San Fernando Valley, which … Continue reading

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Nostalgie Book 2017

I did more experimentation in this book than any other to date. I also went back to my 40-year-old habit of writing and sketching… Been doing that since boring architectural history classes. I am sorry but had to leave a … Continue reading

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Tools: Wrap-up on Hahnemuhle Nostalgie Sketchbook,

So another experiment. I’ve been softening my ink and liquid watercolors by diluting them with water, and decided to see what happened when I used them almost full strength. AAACK! Above, when the full-strength are softened with water…  After the … Continue reading

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Nostalgie: Laundry

Susan posted a lovely image of red laundry hanging on a line, and the image swirled around in my head, and got me thinking about how much an image can evoke. That single image brought back the smell of summer … Continue reading

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