Tag Archives: Daniel Smith watercolors

VSW: Basílica de Guadalupe, 1

This month, we are painting the Basílica de Guadalupe in Mexico city, with images from Margaret Metcalfe (and a little help from Google maps). I am also trying, with resistance, the no line work first. I place a couple of … Continue reading

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Tools: New Cold Press Hahnemühle Post Cards

Loving Hahnemühle Post Cards as I do, I am thrilled to have the cold pressed option! Fabulous!  Perfect!  I am in love!! When I started with the first batch of post cards, highly textural, I loved the size/shape but struggled … Continue reading

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Painting Without Inking

The 30×30 Direct Watercolor Challenge started June 1… The idea is to begin to paint directly with no inking and no real pencil work.  (I cheat.) If it were not Marc Holmes thang, I might not try it. He is … Continue reading

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VSW: Mexican Church

Growing up, I attended a Mexican mass at the San Juan Capistrano mission church. The shapes of Mexican architecture and the sounds of the language feel like home. The colors are also my colors in our home, warm and bright. … Continue reading

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Sketching for Presentations: French Sofa

More design sketches for our client, the owner of the Louis XVI Settee. Silk bolsters for the arms, with flirty tassel-dangly-bobs. French knotted India silk creating scrunchy pillows for the back. The entire sketch… You may remember that the LouisXVI … Continue reading

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Sketching for Presentations: Pair of Louies

I created design sketches from images and samples, so that we could better talk with our client about ideas for her sofa pillows. These are fancy pillows and the colors are lovely rusty jewel tones with touches of green and … Continue reading

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Tools: My Watercolor Journal

So you’ve seen the back of this journal… my Ink Journal! Paints are in the front!  I wanted to see all the paints I own and the ones I no longer own! *yesh, i pass on paints i don’t like … Continue reading

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