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Gratitude Journal: Spring Tulips
You can feel the shift, even on this chilly March day. A gift for Mitchell, lovely yellow tulips and strawberries! Spring has sprung! Moleskin 8×11 watercolor journal (I love the texture of this paper, even more so after working on … Continue reading
Gratitude Journal: Our Winter Traditions
2015 was a pretty horrible year… I’ve heard this from lots of people; maybe it was in the stars? Surgery, bad urologist, fear, pain, stress, craziness, burdens. Not all bad, and some incredible gifts came our way, but a year … Continue reading
Posted in art, art journal, color, journal, memory, painting, pen & ink, sketchbook, watercolor Tagged architect, art journal, bows, buddha, cups, Daniel Smith watercolors, De Atramentis Document ink, dragonfly, Fiesta Ware, Greenleaf & Blueberry Watercolors, growing older, Hero pen, lights, Moleskin Watercolor journal, Noodlers ink, Platinum Carbon pen, romantic, snowflakes, Super5 ink 2 Comments
Gratitude Journal: Mei Fa Hairstyx
Mei Fa Hairstyx have been with me for my entire adult life. If an article of clothing (which these are, as they adorn the hair) can be imbued with one’s personality, they are a huge part of who I have … Continue reading
Posted in art journal, Buddha, journal, memory, painting, pen & ink, sketchbook, watercolor Tagged architect, art journal, buddha, Daniel Smith watercolors, De Atramentis Document ink, growing older, hair sticks, long hair, Mei Fa Hairstix, Moleskin Watercolor journal, Noodlers ink, romantic, sexy, Super5 ink 18 Comments
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
Posted in architecture, drawing, painting, pen & ink, pencil, sketchbook, timed painting, urban sketchers, watercolor Tagged architect, art journal, Catholic, Daniel Smith watercolors, guidelines, Polar Brown Noodlers ink, QoR watercolors, Spanish Revival, Stillman & Birn, Urban Sketchers Portland, watercolor 4 Comments
Architects Have Techniques in Common
I’m taking an online course right now from another architect turned artist. This artist is quite protective about her coursework staying within students, so I hesitate to discuss her by name. As our drawing styles are similar, I am taking … Continue reading
Back to Architecture: Chiesa di Ognissanti, Italy
Chiesa di Ognissanti, Florence, Italy. I wanted to draw something comforting last night, and pulled out images from Italy. This is comforting to me — portraits are NOT! This is the “doodle” I did to understand the building relationships. Understanding … Continue reading
Posted in architecture, art, drawing, painting, pen & ink, process, sketchbook, watercolor Tagged architect, architecture, art journal, Chiesa di Ognissanti, Daniel Smith watercolors, Heart of Darkness, Italian churches, Matteo Nigetti, Noodlers ink, Platinum Preppy pen, Stillman & Birn, symmetry, Tombow pens 4 Comments