Category Archives: timed painting

VSW: Basílica de Guadalupe, 2

This leaning portion of the facade of the Basílica de Guadalupe in Mexico city is from an image from Margaret Metcalfe. It was fun to do… ink then watercolor. I also tried this odd reflection and played with it, took … Continue reading

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VSW: Basílica de Guadalupe, 1

This month, we are painting the Basílica de Guadalupe in Mexico city, with images from Margaret Metcalfe (and a little help from Google maps). I am also trying, with resistance, the no line work first. I place a couple of … Continue reading

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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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