Category Archives: waterbrush

USk: NW Vaughn St

East street from NW Wilson by one block… flanked on both sides by homes similar to the ones on NW Wilson. Nice memories of buying Christmas trees for several years; no Christmas trees in June, so I took liberties with … Continue reading

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USk: NW Wilson St

In NW Portland there is an area we often drive through on our way to other places, and each time I think about what a sweet neighborhood this must have been before the area around it become warehouses… At some … Continue reading

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Pillows

It’s been ages since I have pulled out my watercolors for anything more than a splash. You know that I don’t artists criticizing their work, but in this case, I am sharing with you a process of my own, as … Continue reading

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No Time

For 2-3 weeks I have been wearing my fingers to the bone hand-stitching on a project for our actual business.  These are pillows to go with two French Louis XIV Settees, and a longer French Empire Sofa, both from the … Continue reading

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Delight

Lights! I wanted to stay with objects that delight. Lights are strung on our bookcases in both studio and home, colorful, brilliant spots of twinkle that delight our hearts. We both love color, and our choices of objects that sit … Continue reading

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Inauguration 2021

Like many artists, I sketched what I was seeing… Except when I was so transfixed, as in Lady Gaga’s Performance, and the oh-so amazing Amanda Gorman, I could not sketch. I watched and listened intently, joyous after so much stress. … Continue reading

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Recipe: Mustard Honey Hot Red Chilies

Thanks Cynthia Leary Stroo for giving me an idea for a different glaze… Bored and stuck in a rut, I didn’t have all her ingredients but made do nicely and we’ll make this again. Yummy with some carrots put into … Continue reading

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Process Ink Painting, Blooms

Above, I simple use a Pentel Aquash waterbrush filled with water, Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook to try inkpainting a peach. I am trying to get the hang of not always ending up with “blooms” or dark edges. I used a small … Continue reading

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Dark of the Moon

Dark of the Moon, finished this journal. I love it when that happens… Silence for a few days, and as we’ve gathered our thoughts for how to work with this crazy Covid-19 virus, I can begin work tomorrow a bit … Continue reading

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Pilot Iroshizuku Bottles

Pilot Iroshizuku are the most beautiful bottles of any ink I’ve seen… Not as inventive as Akkerman, but stunning… Think Tiffany!  To see the ink sloshing in them is exciting! And btw, the inks are beautiful.  But more on that … Continue reading

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VSW: Sky View

A fantasy overview of conifers next to water… A quick and easy doodle of the trees, a jumble of different colored ink lines. Pentel Aquash waterbrush touching the lines lightly and not overdoing it, letting some white breathe through the … Continue reading

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New Moon

New Moon, New Journal. I love it when that happens… Parvati is starting this journal. Inked, and wouldn’t you know it after a couple years I decided to change the ink in my Metro and so she is drawn in … Continue reading

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Inktober 18, Turning Point Birthday

Mitchell always celebrates our happenings and events — As do I, never forgetting, finding ways even if money is tight! Cards from the cats (how do they get out to shop?), silly things that make each feel known to the … Continue reading

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Inktober, 6 Hari-Kitty in Terror Mode

He’s settling in nicely, but gets into terror modes, or tiger modes, where he rips through toys, cats, boxes, and gets into so much trouble… Maybe he is Trouble.  Or Terror. We’ve named him then it is not quite sticking.  … Continue reading

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Inking Striped Shirts

Seeing them hanging to dry I had to try the stripey lines!  What fun!  Drawn with an inked Pentel Aquash!  All of a sudden there is a hubbub about putting inks in waterbrushes… They sell inked waterbrushes (Pentel and Wink … Continue reading

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VSW: Flash Mob in Hartford, Connecticut

Last images of Hartford Connecticut this month. I love Flash Mobs, the surprise and delight! When  I found one in Hartford I decided to try sketching from it. Still keeping with the very fast sketches! LAST images in the Fabriano…. … Continue reading

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Hahnemühle Post Cards, VLOG, Gardenia

Braving another go at a video, my other first try! Lighting is better… About ink painting, shown on a Hahnemühle Post Card. Tips: I pin my postcards on a stiff board (I use the mailing envelopes from Redbubble).  I can … Continue reading

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VSW: Barcelona, 1, Looking for Gaudi

This month on our virtual walk we are looking for Antonio Gaudi… Admittedly, by the time I landed in Barcelona I was burned out on travel, and spent more time eating and shopping for boots before returning home… However, Gaudi was … Continue reading

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