Category Archives: painting

VSW: Église Saint Germain l’Auxerrois, Paris

A comparison, direct watercolor versus linework…. I’m struglling with the 30×30 Direct Watercolor Challenge. I’m doing it because marc Holmes is such an amazing teacher — I learn things from him all the time and his work is so exciting … Continue reading

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Coyote Cries

*warning… sad angry political post* I love coyotes.  I love animals period. The feds are going to allow them to be hunted for sport and are even making a game out of it.  I wept.  I am so over the … Continue reading

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Inks in Depth: Robert Oster Jade

 From Robert Oster’s website: “My great interest in fountain pen inks – and by extension inks that combine many creative applications – began with the birth of my love of fountain pens in 1989.  The contents and packaging of my … Continue reading

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Inks in Depth: Sharing My Enthusiasm

This year I fell in love with ink painting. I’ve painted with inks for a time, and moved them about with water, but this year my heart really flipped over inks. Years ago I began with a swatch book of … Continue reading

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Memorial Weekend

The bliss of having several days unplugged from the business: The ability to do a personal check-in with my psyche. It is hard to process tragedies when you are swamped at work. To sleep in — Omi, so nice, and … Continue reading

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Patrick’s Yahrzeit

Seven Years ago today. I did a tip-in from one of his music books and am thinking that I’d like to do more of these but the paper is so brittle and everything feathers on it… Still, it is interesting … Continue reading

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Peony, Young and Old

From young to old, fading… When the peonies are young they are firm and vibrant. So easy to fall in love with them. When they get older, and begin to fade, I love to watch the lessening of vitality. I … Continue reading

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