Category Archives: urban sketchers

Happy Birthday!

Our babies are a year old this weekend! Hard for me to believe they were never ours… So glad we found them! We know less about Sammy’s birth, but we’ve always thought the old man was born in the sign … Continue reading

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Usk: Sellwood

Wednesday we made a day of buying eyeglass frames, lunch out, and shopping in Sellwood. Apparently in my mind today Mitchell has a round face!  AAACK! The Monkey Fist was yummy *when is brown sugar, cinnamon and pecans ever NOT … Continue reading

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Tools: BIG Changes in My Travel Palette

I’ve been asked about my travel palette and here is the primary palette, though I have others,  which I’ll talk about later. I have had this basic palette for two years with the exception of adding Da Vinci’s Rose Dore … Continue reading

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Finished Fabriano Journal

I’ve not liked the A4 Fabriano Journal. On the upside, the company was responsive to my issues. They sent me replacements, but I think the paper is just not up to snuff. It pills easily, and the color sits on … Continue reading

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USk: City Market and Blue Moon Cafe

I was just getting sick the weekend of the USk worldwide walk. I managed a couple of sketches that were not painted until later — I’ve wanted to paint the marigold City Market in Autumn against fiery trees… now that … Continue reading

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USk World-wide Sketchout: Autumn at the Studio

Yesterday was a worldwide USk sketchout, and I am swamped. But the trees outside the studio had not lost their leaves YET (starting) so into freezing car and parked down the block and looked up at the studio. My finish … Continue reading

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Hahnemuhle Nostalgie Journal Wrap-up

I’ve been so busy I forgot to post my flip side-show on my last journal. Thankfully, no music accompanied this one. (Mac tends to continue to override my commands.) This journal is from July to October 2017… Yes I omitted … Continue reading

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