Category Archives: portrait

Journaling the DAR Washington State Flag

In my other life (the one that pays the bills), Mitchell and I own a conservation business which conserves (restores) antiquities, both private and institutional. I do a lot of finish (painting, shellacking) work in our business, as well as … 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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MPF Conservation: Washington State Flag First Drafts, Paper

In my other life (the one that pays the bills), Mitchell and I own a conservation business which conserves (restores) antiquities. I do a lot of finish (painting, shellacking) work in our business. The DAR approached us to recreate the … Continue reading

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Dan

Dan writes No Facilities. If life were 100% right and running smoothly, I’d be able to read all his blog posts! I love his weekend, “If we were having a beer…” series — though that is not what it is … Continue reading

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Liz

Oh amazing Liz Doyle whose site I landed on because of her abstract prayer flags, and stayed hanging around the blog because I was fascinated by cold wax and her images were mesmerizing… Now we are friends.  Ain’t life grand? … Continue reading

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#OneWeek100People2017 (I thought I was done)

Okay this was fun for a bit… But still faces a no-go for me! Gregory allowed me to have a bit of fun with them, and find a way in… ONE more day, and no more.  This time I mean … Continue reading

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#OneWeek100People2017

That’s a winner…  Mitchell! Okay I thought I’d do the 100-faces-in-a-week.  I’m not terrible with faces, I just am not too interested in drawing them.  So here is one day of that, and no more. Can’t do challenges just because … Continue reading

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