Category Archives: sketchbook

Inks in Depth: Robert Oster Fire Engine Red

A couple of years ago I went on a hunt for a perfect red. Being a primary color, a “perfect red” needs to be neither leaning yellow-orange, nor to purple-blue… it needs to be that lovely middle color! My favorite … Continue reading

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Fire Engine Red Posie

On smooth  Hahnemühle Nostalgie sketchbook paper I sketched this bright red flower, then touched the waterbrush to the lines, sometimes dipping back into the ink. I may be getting the hang of working with ink with fewer blooms>. *as in … Continue reading

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SoCS: Astronomical

I  journal and do morning stream of consciousness exercises, and I’m again participating in Linda Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday.  I write to a timer, 15-20 minutes, no editing except spelling, and of course I add my art! You can … Continue reading

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Tools: My Favorite Travel Palette, Updated

Some of you may know that recently I thought I had lost my favorite travel palette. *heartbroken* Those who have a worn old tool you love will understand… All of it was replaceable, but I wanted my tool that started … Continue reading

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Inks: SketchInks versus Super5

Just a quick review of SketchINKs versus Super5 inks… WATERPROOF! Not at all scientific as I’ve not bought ALL the SketchINKs and so cannot comment on them all… but in my limited experience with the two SketchINKs I have bought, … Continue reading

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By My Desk

Still working with strange colors that has oddities from not-my-favorite palette! Opaque watercolors, and I have issues with those.   Still I like! I may try out the darker Burnt Tiger Eye (brown) I used here! To hear about classes, follow … Continue reading

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AAA Los Angeles

AAA Los Angeles was always one of my favorite buildings. It was drawn with a FPR Himalayan with an ultra-flex nib in a smooth Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook with Robert Oster Graphite ink. I had lots of help smearing this from … Continue reading

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