Category Archives: process

Inks in Depth: Robert Oster Aussie Brown

I love a great brown ink; Robert Oster Aussie Brown is a favorite sketching and writing ink, suitable for the office.  It is a rich dark brown leaning red, and has a touch of graphite sheen, seen left.  The ink … Continue reading

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VSW: San Francisco, 3

Ink painting from pictures from Debi Taylor’s last visit to San Francisco. Sketch over watercolor pencil in Diamine Ancient Copper. Hard to control inks… they need to do what they need to do! Colors I used below. To hear about … Continue reading

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VSW: San Francisco, 2

Thanksgiving. I loved returning to regular sketching with a fast one of one of my favorite views in San Fransisco. cable cars.  When I was in college and early 20’s I stayed at the Stratford Hotel. I did a quick … Continue reading

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VSW: San Francisco, 1

It has been awhile since I sketched regularly… Taking a class and sketching thumbnails just isn’t the same! I have a couple days off here and NO family obligations and so, sketching and noshing with my sweetie… Wishing everyone a … Continue reading

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Word Art: Mugged by Reality

What do you do when you are living under oppression and you have things to say but you are living in fear? Not little fear, but cataclysmic fear? For the first time in your life? I wrote this and got … Continue reading

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Daily Journal, 3

My favorite WRITING journals? Personal preferences, and you should try several to find yours. I like grids or dots best, or blank. Must take fountain pens… though some bleed can be tolerated — I use fat juicy pens! I want … Continue reading

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Word Art: Save the Whales Ocean Your Children

again, i try to get through to the stores where i shop to stop buying lemons, oranges, avocados, brussells sprouts and oh my goddess now even melons packaged in plastic. birds and fish and whales are all dying from our … Continue reading

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