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VSW: Koh Chang Ruin

Our group on FaceBook, Virtual Sketchwalk, visited Thailand this month (and next) and the photos we are working with are stunning thanks to Aniko Szedlak. Almost direct watercolor.  I cheated a bit and gave a basic shape to the temple … Continue reading

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VSW: Koh Chang Bay

Our group on FaceBook, Virtual Sketchwalk, visited Thailand this month (and next) and the photos we are working with are stunning thanks to Aniko Szedlak. This is direct watercolor, meaning I went in with no sketching lines.  Also, the entire … Continue reading

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Strange Siamese Habits

Why does she do this? And now, since she started doing it, Izzee is also doing it! Hahnemühle Watercolour Book, Sailor Fude De Mannen Calligraphy pen with De Atrementis Document Urban Grey ink, Lamy Al-Star with De Atramentis Document Urban … Continue reading

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Gibbs (Grey Tabby Cat) Modeled, 3

Laughing! Gibbs likes a good joke! To make your Monday more bearable! I cannot lie.  He was yawning and I caught it on the camera. Hahnemühle Watercolour Book, Platinum Carbon Pen with Platinum Carbon ink waterproof cartridges,  White Uniball Signo, … Continue reading

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Our Grey Tabby Gibbs Modeled, 2

I think he  looks a bit like a pig in this one…. He is a handsome cat, not a pig! He did not want me to post this one. curled into his favorite chair, the Del Rey Monterey rocker. .Hahnemühle … Continue reading

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Panthercat: Yamantaka Loves His Daddy!

I see this view nightly, Yamantaka with his head resting on Mitchell’s leg. Usually about the time I try to sketch him, he is on the run.  I swear, he can be asleep and realize I am sketching and walk … Continue reading

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VSW: Oysterbeds, France

I rarely do a piece more than once… But I so loved this image and my first try I did not get the depth of color in my washes. I am here to say, once that happens start over, do … Continue reading

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VSW: Corbusier in Ronchamp, France

Had to do one Corbusier, and what a history this architect has with me. This is the Catholic Chapel in Ronchamp, France. Drawing this brought up so many negative memories… maybe I can begin to clear them out by getting … Continue reading

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Street Scene

I wish I knew where I obtained this image… I know it is a friend’s but I just don’t know whose! Bad on me for not labeling! Direct watercolor, done quickly. ☾ To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, … Continue reading

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Ranunculus

Okay, the first hurdle was spelling it correctly — I am dyslexic and oh-boy this one kept wanting to be turned around! A mix of inks for shadows, and watercolor… and I also removed watercolor from it. I think because … Continue reading

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USk: NW Portland USPS

The USPS moved our office which was in the Alphabet District to another location. It is not a safe location, as it is deserted and is surrounded by homeless people (not that they are all dangerous, but they attract nutcases … Continue reading

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Tools: Fall Watercolors

Gads I love color! I’ve been asked why I buy so many tubes of watercolors… It’s true, I could buy a dozen tubes and mix everything — well almost everything, because the Primatek colors have their own lovely granulating properties. … Continue reading

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VSW: Berlin, 2, Direct Watercolor

As a lover of inky lines, the class in direct watercolor changed me. I LOVED creating this very fast watercolor by diving in, no planning. I wish I had a bit more foresight about placement, (the image was crowded to … Continue reading

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VSW: Berlin, 1, Tiergarten

New month, new walk for the Virtual Sketchwalk group on FaceBook. Berlin is our city this month, with contributions from two photographers, Rich Matheson and Eli Weisz. I played fast and loose with this sketch using a Sailor Fude pen.  … Continue reading

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VSW: Quibao

Virtual Sketchwalk (group on Facebook) from our Shanghai walk, led by Aniko; this is from the town of Quibao. I had the flu when doing these and made mistakes, oh well, and one of them is I put Aliska on … Continue reading

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VSW: Sheree’s Naners

This post is about taking a sketch to a finished watercolor, or an idea to a commissioned piece. Sheree, a friend from high school, posted a photo of her banana tree, above left. I was intrigued by the color, especially … Continue reading

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Summer’s End

For me, the end of summer shows itself when our local peaches are gone. We just took delivery on three dozen yellow peaches and so, summer is over. White peaches are earlier, lovely and fleeting. Yellow peaches are in for … Continue reading

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VSW: Luis Barragán, 2

Second installment in the series on my favorite architect, Barragán. To see the first installment, go here. Casa Barragán, above and below. In reality Opera Pink is not quite the right pink but it it the brightest pink I own … Continue reading

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