Tag Archives: Daniel Smith watercolors

Single Parrot Tulip

Mitchell gave me some amazing parrot tulips this year — the colors were gorgeous even as they were drying and fading into burnished golds. I had no time to paint then, but did take pics and made sketches. Finished color … Continue reading

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Tools: Brushes

I use cheap brushes, a LOT.  I don’t want to buy hair. I’m not a vegetarian, but am particular about how what I eat (and use) is killed, and don’t want to kill a critter for my brush — too … Continue reading

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Spring Vase of Tulips

Excuse my dirty desk… But oh my goddess look at those tulips. No time to paint so took a picture and did a sketch! Color work this week.  Sweet memory of Mitchell’s flowers. To hear about classes, follow me on … Continue reading

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VSW: Dublin, with a Wee Bit O’Color

Okay, you KNOW I am not big on self-criticizing… But gads the green got away from me. I think this is a good lesson in not just planning from a sketching point of view, but from a color point of … Continue reading

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VSW: Constance Lloyd

Constance Lloyd married Wilde man, and bore his children. That was not all she was — feminist, adventurer, leader. Well bred, well read, an author of children’s stories. Deceptively strong, though she died at forty from a complication of surgery, … Continue reading

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Tools: Hahnemühle Watercolour Book

I’ve been looking forward to finishing my last A5 book so I could start the Hahnemühle Watercolour Book,  my spring gift to me! I am picky about my journals and have tried several, only to find they came apart or I … Continue reading

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Sammy Postcards

Sammy gets sent through the mail… (Hahnemühle watercolor post cards) Now that the other cats are gone, when Sammy can’t be with his bestest pal in the world, Mitchell, he loosk so sad. We ring him to the studio, but … Continue reading

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