Tag Archives: Da Vinci Watercolors

Tools: TWSBI ECO for St. Patty’s Day

For Valentine’s Day Mitchell gifted me with the Lamy Al-Star in the new pink *flowers and pens and ink and watercolors, the man knows the way to my heart* but the color was really meh… not bright fuchsia or magenta … Continue reading

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Jai’s Death

I’ve had a pencil sketch of Jai in my moleskin for two years. I sketched it from one of the last pictures we took of him. I penciled it just after he died, and I’ve been unable to finish it. … Continue reading

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Painting Savitri

I often see this face when I am just waking up… She finds ways to get up over my head and stare down… A cheery cheery face. Painting Savitri is pushing me to learn and experiment, especially when it comes … Continue reading

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VSW: Anacapa Lighthouse, California

I grew up bewitched by the islands I watched the sun set into from home. I read and reread Island of the Blue Dolphins in grade school. I never remember seeing a lighthouse! I struggled with this image; I am … Continue reading

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California Poppy

*home home home* Nothing quite says home like the flowers I used to see in spring in California! Behold the California Poppy! *i think i gave her a bit of an art nouveau feel* To hear about classes, follow me … Continue reading

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Christmas Staycation

What happens when you work 10-12 hours 7 days a week for two years and finally take a much needed staycation? SLEEP! I can’t believe how much I slept! Slept in, took naps, watched silty Santa movies, and did not … Continue reading

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Santa Candy Container

Mitchell has memories of his Mom’s ceramic Santa filled with Christmas candy. Santa’s looking much bedraggled (loved) but I restored him to his glory for the image. HO HO HO! I also discovered that you cannot mix honey based paints … Continue reading

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Strawberry Garden Fairy Ornament

He started as an ornament, but became a kitchen fairy! He hung with the garlic and pots and pans in her Laguna kitchen. My mom always had a flair for make believe, a belief in the little people and magic… … Continue reading

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Santa’s Drunken Elf

My mom had this drunken elf for many years after I left home.. He has a list of who’s naughty and nice, but you get the feeling that the drink has kept him from reporting this to Santa! To hear … Continue reading

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Singing Polish Girl

Another ornament from my college days is the small singing Polish girl made from a gourd… She is delightful, her expression perfect! And from that same time, A Lotta Love…. To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or check … Continue reading

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VSW: Gardens by the Bay Singapore

December we had two choices in the Virtual Sketchwalk group *though this group goes rogue regularly 🙂 but the rules of the group are “as long as it is drawn from a photograph”* and one of them were the Gardens … Continue reading

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Holiday Gifts

My mom uses heating pads, and has one she’s practically worn out with lavender and I’m not sure what in it. I wanted to make her a new one, and also made her some to give to friends. I don’t … Continue reading

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Bears

I love handmade ornaments. I bought many of them at Ashland craft fairs back when Ashland was a friendly sleepy little town. This sweet Momma Bear and Baby Bear is made of dough. I added the starry night… To hear … Continue reading

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Mimi’s Cactus

It is the time of the year when my grandma’s cactus blooms. The Fabriano paper was doing its weirdness; I added other colors to the mix and saved the background! “To fully inhabit grief is to hold the contradictions of … Continue reading

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CC’s Sunflower

When I was sick with this cold, I painted things that made me happy. CC had such a cheery image of one of her sunflowers! A huge sunflower with a deep brown center… To hear about classes, follow me on … Continue reading

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California Tiles

I love watercolors with tobacco ink… These are mostly my new Da Vinci watercolors sparkling, running, mimicking the lovely California tile glazes…  I love working with California painted furniture. California tiles take me home, to open houses and arched doorways … Continue reading

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Inktober, 21 Galley Sunflower

We had Sunflowers whose stems were not standing up tall. I popped them into smaller vases and spread their cheer throughout the studio. One place was in front of the many-colored Fiesta-ware plates in our studio galley. Middle-of-the-night. To hear … Continue reading

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Inktober, 20 Diwali, Festival of Lights

Happy Diwali, of course done the eve of not today! Auspiciously, I filled the last available page in my journal on Diwali Eve with this prayer for Diwali; I opened my next journal the next morning. We light the candles, … Continue reading

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