Category Archives: virtual sketching

VSW: Porto

The colors and textures of the buildings drew me to the image. Middle of the night from images of Porto, from Virtual Sketchwalk on FB. Omigoddess I have never overworked any image like I did this one… I just kept … Continue reading

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VSW: Galway Blue

The deep blue of the water drew me to the image in the middle of the night when I couldn’t sleep.  Fast sketch in the middle of the night from images from Virtual Ribble on FB. Hahnemühle 100# Cotton Watercolour … Continue reading

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Laguna Beach 1950

  Inspired from an old postcard from the fifties, and I wanted to do it because my mom and dad honeymooned in their second marriage (a looong story, not interesting except to family) but in a nutshell married, three boys, … Continue reading

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VSW: Guildford Town Hall

DANG DANG DANG! I forgot to take a picture of the bare line drawing…. And it was such a nice drawing of this lovely Art Deco building in Perth AU! Guildford Town Hall, part of our Virtual Sketchwalk in our … Continue reading

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Echinacea

Pink echinacea from a photo… And a lovely quote to remember from Ani Pema Chodron: “We can  make ourselves miserable or we can make ourselves strong. The amount of effort is the same.” We can also make ourselves and others … Continue reading

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Ukraine Faces

The war in Ukraine bothers me so… Sketching the lovely faces on the internet is a way to connect when I feel so unempowered to do anything, and marks this wartime. I cannot comprehend why we are again walking through … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Robert Oster Rubine

Robert Oster Rubine is a favorite red, and has found a permanent home in my red Pilot Metropolitan.  It leans just ever so slightly into a blue-red.  I usually do match pen to ink, mostly because I have many pens … Continue reading

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Easter Cherry Blossoms

Very late in posting… The cherries are nearly ripe! (Not really.) The thing about the cherry blossoms in the park is that they are not only a feast for the eyes but sometimes you can smell their fragrance… Also, they … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Birmingham Petroleum

Above, Birmingham Petroleum on the bright white paper of a Hahnemuhle sketchbook. I test my inks on many drawing and watercolor papers. Remember that others review these inks just for writing; I am also interested in how they are used … Continue reading

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Tools: Sonnet Watercolors

This is no April Fools! I am reviewing the watercolors called Sonnet from St. Petersburg watercolors (Their image from their site, right.) First off,  I bought them for the pretty box. Why don’t more makers use pretty colors for their … Continue reading

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VSW: Duluth Train, 1

Our Virtual Sketchwalk group (Facebook) sketched Duluth, Minnesota.. I apologize — I have been spelling Duluth as DEluth all this time! Besides the lighthouses, I liked the trains at the Lake Superior Railroad Museum. This first one (I hope I … Continue reading

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VSW: Duluth Lighthouses, 3

Split Rock Lighthouse may be my last in this series… I took the time to take process pics for you. I started with a watercolor pencil in a color that works nicely with the image. Moved to my favorite sketching … Continue reading

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I Stand With Ukraine, 2

Posting sunflowers for Ukraine is a way to flood Instagram with messages of prayers for Ukraine. It is in actuality a fairly useless thing to do but it moves me when I see another artist’s images… I know that they … Continue reading

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1 Week 100 People

It is the beginning of the challenge of 1 week, 100 people. Sadly I doubt I can do this all week but I had fun with the twelve I managed to produce today. Looking forward to seeing what you all … Continue reading

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VSW: Duluth Lighthouses, 2

Of the three lighthouses I sketched around Lake Superior I think the Duluth North Pier Lighthouse is my favorite, mostly because of the challenges. Lots of people, lots of color and texture, and a lovely reflection in a puddle on … Continue reading

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VSW: Duluth Lighthouses, 1

Our Virtual Sketchwalk group (Facebook) sketched Duluth, Minnesota. I was drawn (no pun intended) to the lighthouses. The first was the Superior Entry Lighthouse. It has fallen into disrepair and is covered with graffiti. I didn’t grow up around lighthouses … Continue reading

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I Stand With Ukraine

Middle of last night I was made watching another round of tanks and fear, and journaled for quite a bit.  A ritual we do when we are enjoying our safe, warm, happy beingness (and good food and so forth) is … Continue reading

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More Idahome Flowers

More images of wildflowers from Marianne. In this set I like the line drawings a bit more. It is the transition in backgrounds I am not as fond of here. I LOVED doing the line drawings for these, and like … Continue reading

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