Category Archives: process

Lou Grant’s Messed With Pun’kin Bread

(Above sketch in inks with Lexington Grey diluted used for shadows.) I was doing my own studio things and decided to surprise Mitchell with Pumpkin Bread. I have many of my mom’s things in the studio — I just went … Continue reading

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Tools: The Saga of the M.Graham Palette

A gift of credit at Merriartist left me with $$$ to spend on watercolors… I’ve had a few M.Graham paints and enjoyed them, but my experience was they often didn’t dry in the pans, probably because of the moist climate … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Akkerman 21 Chinatown Red

Paraphrased from their site:  For generations the P.W. Akkerman store located in The Hague has been a well known fountain pen destination. In 2010, to mark the 100th year anniversary, PW Akkerman introduced the Akkerman inks. Originally they ink’s came … Continue reading

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Jungle Out There, or Xmas 2019

Okay those who are followers know that this year and past month have been bad. Usually I do a cheery holiday layout for memories. But what to do when the world is going to crap?. Well. it is my journal, … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Robert Oster Charcoal

I love sketching with soluble grey inks, and touching them with a waterbrush to move the inky colors in interesting directions.  Greys are rarely neutral, leaning toward warm or cool.  Robert Oster Charcoal is one of five favorite greys, leaning … Continue reading

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Baby Yoda (for a contest…)

Don’t hate me…. Not a Baby Yoda fan… kinda creepy, frankly. I am an original Yoda fan! But there was a contest for a very nice pen and so, TWO Yoda beings within a couple weeks!  To hear about classes, … Continue reading

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VSW: San Francisco, 4

The Yoda statue in San Francisco is filed in my virtual deity file, next to Buddha… How can I not?  He helped young Skywalker on his mission. Extraterrestrial Buddha! Also my first time out with my new Himalayan with the … Continue reading

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