Tag Archives: grisaille

Walnut Park, Portland, Oregon Commission

A commission to create a painting from photographs for an intern leaving for the next leg of her journey landed on my desk. I typically work on several images at the same time; it relieves the pressure in case one … Continue reading

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Hahnemühle Post Cards, 7, Palms

A tropical island, one place I go that is my happy place… Not too hot, Pacific Ocean, breezes. Brunaille and grisaille underpainting.  Sent! Laguna Beach iconic view — from one of many photos I’ve taken over the years. Brunaille and … Continue reading

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Hahnemühle Post Cards, 6

I had no idea when I began playing with the Hahnemühle Post Cards that I would love them  so much!  Trading postcards, sending an actual watercolor, and now, gifting them to Patreons! Now I am comfortable with the ribbed rough paper, … Continue reading

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Every Day in May, Ta-Dah!

gads turn off the sound! mac is not letting me turn it off during export! I haven’t done a prompt with challenges in a couple of years. I have no trouble thinking of things to sketch and time is what … Continue reading

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Every Day in May: 27, Something Old

Family gifts, something old, but the jade ball came in this lovely box from Firenze, Italy. I think it was a gift for graduation or a birthday. I loved the box more than the jade ball, truth be told. I … Continue reading

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Every Day in May, 22, Mugs

Mitchell and I collected them before I knew how much fun they are to sketch. We like big cups, and they have to feel good in the hand. They have to be colorful or hand-painted. There has to be one … Continue reading

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Every Day in May: 20-21, Bike in the Park

Business is interfering with my posting life! It is not walk in the park this week, deadlines and stress abound! Drawing this from the top of my head was freeing, a trip outside at 1am! This was going along nicely … Continue reading

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