Tag Archives: #danielsmithwatercolors

USk World-wide Sketchout: Autumn at the Studio

Yesterday was a worldwide USk sketchout, and I am swamped. But the trees outside the studio had not lost their leaves YET (starting) so into freezing car and parked down the block and looked up at the studio. My finish … Continue reading

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Table Legs

I had the opportunity to repair the finish on these lovely legs from a family table, and now I paint them.  They were stacked in my finish studio for a long time in this manner and reminded me of ancient … 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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Inktober, 7 Palm Window

I don’t know where I caught the snippet of a poem which was a song not a poem but it has rolled around in my head for weeks, these few lines: “Now that I’ve worn out I’ve worn out the … Continue reading

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Tools: Watercolors, 8, Primateks

When I painted with acrylics (above) I was in love with the textural qualities of Golden Acrylics: ground hematite, sand, metallics.  I mixed and pushed them to create textural patterns on both huge canvases and small paper sketches.  It was … Continue reading

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