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Inks in Depth: Birmingham Allegheny Observatory Celestial Blue

 I like what Birmingham says on their website: “We started Birmingham Pen Co. in 2012 in the Southside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with the doors of our first retail shop opening to the public in 2016. The region of Pittsburgh where … Continue reading

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Inky Blue Posie

My inky posie is in Birmingham Allegheny Observatory Celestial Blue ink. This layered so nicely.  I used 2-3 layers, which often doesn’t work, but maybe thoroughly drying in between helps — Or the slight water resistance in the ink. I won’t … Continue reading

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Patriotic Jumper in Grey

The Patriotic Jumper is actually white.  He is huge, almost the size of a horse, and he is one of my favorites. He ended up grey because I had to save a perfectly good drawing which I messed up. I … Continue reading

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Inks in Depth: Sharing My Enthusiasm

This year I fell in love with ink painting. I’ve painted with inks for a time, and moved them about with water, but this year my heart really flipped over inks. Years ago I began with a swatch book of … Continue reading

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Memorial Weekend

The bliss of having several days unplugged from the business: The ability to do a personal check-in with my psyche. It is hard to process tragedies when you are swamped at work. To sleep in — Omi, so nice, and … Continue reading

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1 Week 100 People, After, I Continue: 73-88

I am SO surprised, but after #1week100people I am choosing to draw more peeps… I’ve just never been interested in sketching people before! AND, I’m intent on finishing my Hahnemühle Cappuccino Sketchbook. So imagine my surprise when Sketchbook Skool’s Danny … Continue reading

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VSW: Family

Well the challenge did shift my mind… I chose peeps to paint! All ink, sketched then hit with a waterbrush. These are always gambles… you can’t see the colors before you hit them with water — you have to try … Continue reading

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