Category Archives: process

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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VSW: Doolin

When I was a child my mom kissed the palms of my hand each night at bedtime and told me this prayer.  It has a special place in my heart. Images are from Doolin, courtesy Joyce, who did a grand … Continue reading

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Ram Dass

Ram Dass has the cutest face. When I saw Julie’s picture of him I knew eventually I had to give it a go! Sketch was fast and loose, which is how Ram Dass likes it. If she leaves him alone … Continue reading

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Sammy Irritated

Sammy is not a happy cat, because I am in bed alone with him and he lives for his daddy.  Lives. For. Daddy. Having to catch that expression so very fast! Scowling face, and he wears it so well! I … Continue reading

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Single Parrot Tulip

Mitchell gave me some amazing parrot tulips this year — the colors were gorgeous even as they were drying and fading into burnished golds. I had no time to paint then, but did take pics and made sketches. Finished color … Continue reading

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