Category Archives: timed painting

VSW: Alamo, a Fast Study

In an effort to begin to discuss how I look at buildings in order to begin to draw them, I took an image of the Alamo and dissected it.  Most of this I do by simply looking, but what helps … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors, a day late….

I took a moment yesterday late to draw the door itself in this beautiful building that reminds me so of the Brentwood area of Southern California.  I am finishing up images of this building that I will post later, but … Continue reading

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VSW: San Antonio, 1

Thanks to a month of very fast watercolors I’ve lost some inhibitions… or left my editor in the dust. I quite like this freeing fast sketching, and throwing on of color! A page from our San Antonio River Walk: Some … Continue reading

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VSW: Capetown South Africa Beachwalk, 2

Necessity is the mother of fast sketches. I barely finished these by the end of our month on Capetown! I used a water-soluble graphite fat pencil and splashed watercolors over the sketches.  From beginning to end in about 15 minutes … Continue reading

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VSW: Capetown South Africa Beachwalk, 1

I haven’t much time this week. Necessity is making my goal for this sketchwalk to capture the essence of the view, let go of details. What stands out about the view? the buildings? the beach? the sky? the mountain? Capture … Continue reading

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USk: Smith Tower, Vancouver, Washington

I had lunch with my niece yesterday and went an hour early to find an interesting building or scene to sketch.  As I was driving into the city of Vancouver I remembered the “beer can” building, looking glum and peachy … Continue reading

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Cats: The End of a Sketchbook

Kamala and I are the only gurls in the bedroom.  She thinks she owns Mitchell, and competes with Jai, Sammy and me.  She spent eight years living outside our door in a rural area and fended for herself, with fresh … Continue reading

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