Category Archives: timed painting

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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Monastery of the Precious Blood Portland Oregon

Drawn on site in Mount Tabor, this is such a pretty building. Reminds me of Southern California, home home home . . . Had almost no time! Drawn in an Stillman & Birn Alpha journal on site with Caran D’ache … Continue reading

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My “Business” Sketchbook: Symmetry + South Entrance

I love it when an architect moves you through spaces, making you experience an environment as it was meant to be seen or felt.  I also love symmetry, especially in the hands of architects who know how to use it. … Continue reading

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Reclining Buddha

My feeble attempts to paint watercolor with no pencil marks continue.  This is a Reclining Buddha from the Buddha Park in Laos (Wiki image bottom.)   I had pencil/pen sketched the head a while back — now I did a very … Continue reading

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Quan Yin Sits

Blue ink with Cocoiro pen and waterbrush (lightly) on Okima OE NOTES sketchbook. Learning to be faster and less structured, less pencil, more ink. Then I played with her in watercolors: Daniel Smith and Golden’s QoR. I enjoyed hitting a new … Continue reading

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Tapestry: Timed Sketch

Gina Rossi’s sprout for the week was to paint from an embroidered piece this week. I had no embroidery in sight, though when I finished my timed sketch Mitchell reminded me of several wonderful fabric samples we have: oops. I … Continue reading

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