Category Archives: virtual sketching

Sleepy Izzee

Izzee at her most peaceful, asleep on a chair on a fuzzy. Usually she is a force of movement, always investigating, causing trouble, pushing where she doesn’t belong.  I would never characterize her a sweet — though she has her … Continue reading

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California Poppies

Home, home, home… Cheery orange poppies used to cover the hills in Laguna Beach. I love them.  Maybe cuz I am a native California gurl Maybe cuz they are one of my favorite colors.  Handbook Journal watercolor square, De Atramentis … Continue reading

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Posies: Eucalyptus Blossoms

I grew up with lovely Eucalyptus, though I remember the blossoms being a bit more orange than the image I sketched from.  I love them, as they are home home home! Happy May Day!  I am ready for spring! ☾ … Continue reading

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Posies: Yellow Magnolia

This image of yellow magnolia blossoms ends the 8-inch square Handbook Journal! I like the Handbook Journals, I just love Hahnemühle Journals more.  I tried Handbook Journals when I needed to bump up an order for free shipping and I … Continue reading

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Posies: Pink Poppies

I think they are a type of poppy;  I saw an image and painted it! Played with an abstract background. ☾ Hahnemühle Watercolour Journal, De Atramentis Document Urban Grey ink in Pentel Aquash waterbrushes, De Atramentis Document Brown ink in … Continue reading

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VSW: Ireland

I’ve found the Landscapeartclub on Instagram and am enjoying having the resource to add a virtual sketch by another when moved to do so.  This  bridge was from images in Ireland in week 72! No pencil/ink, just direct watercolor and … Continue reading

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Working Cats

Buzy Izzee cam in to inspect the furniture when it was delivered.  She was just a kitten then, curiouser and curiouser! Fun to draw this from the image I took of her, shown bottom. I am not happy with the … Continue reading

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VSW: Koh Chang Buddha

One of Aniko’s images posted for the Facebook Virtual Sketchwalk, Of course I had to do this lovely Buddha-in-the-Trees (my naming). An ink-painting, with just a touch of watercolor in the greens. ☾ Hahnemühle Watercolour Journal, Pentel Aquash waterbrushes with … Continue reading

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VSW: Koh Chang Buddha, 2

Another of the lovely images posted for the Facebook Virtual Sketchwalk, a lovely HUGE Golden Buddha, image shown above tilted as one might have seen it when looking UP! This one I decided to do over shellac, which changes the … Continue reading

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Making Shellac

Top row, three pieces of artwork with shellac and watercolor or ink! Food grade shellac has been used in past for various foods such as the M&M’s above to keep them from melting (“Melts in your mouth, not in your … Continue reading

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Crow in the Snow

We feed the birds on the loading dock deck (which we can look down on from our studio) and among the many birds who come to dine daily are the crows.  They are the pigs of the bird world, but … Continue reading

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VSW: Sunflowers South of France

Direct watercolor. No lines, just wet paint. It is really so hard for me not to use lines! It isn’t that I don’t like my linework images — I do. But I also like what happens when I manage not … Continue reading

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VSW: Koh Chang Beach

Our group on FaceBook, Virtual Sketchwalk, visited Thailand this month (and next) and the photos we are working with are stunning thanks to Aniko Szedlak. I am soooo sick of this damn image as I tried and tried to loosen … Continue reading

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VSW: Koh Chang Ruin

Our group on FaceBook, Virtual Sketchwalk, visited Thailand this month (and next) and the photos we are working with are stunning thanks to Aniko Szedlak. Almost direct watercolor.  I cheated a bit and gave a basic shape to the temple … Continue reading

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VSW: Koh Chang Bay

Our group on FaceBook, Virtual Sketchwalk, visited Thailand this month (and next) and the photos we are working with are stunning thanks to Aniko Szedlak. This is direct watercolor, meaning I went in with no sketching lines.  Also, the entire … Continue reading

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Strange Siamese Habits

Why does she do this? And now, since she started doing it, Izzee is also doing it! Hahnemühle Watercolour Book, Sailor Fude De Mannen Calligraphy pen with De Atrementis Document Urban Grey ink, Lamy Al-Star with De Atramentis Document Urban … Continue reading

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Gibbs (Grey Tabby Cat) Modeled, 3

Laughing! Gibbs likes a good joke! To make your Monday more bearable! I cannot lie.  He was yawning and I caught it on the camera. Hahnemühle Watercolour Book, Platinum Carbon Pen with Platinum Carbon ink waterproof cartridges,  White Uniball Signo, … Continue reading

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VSW: Washington Irving’s Home NY

Virtual Sketchwalk group on FaceBook went to upstate New York to paint Washington Irving’s home (the author of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow.) From scribbles to watercolor, the finished product didn’t please me; I like the scribbled version better. I … Continue reading

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