Tag Archives: Holbein

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

Posted in cards, creativity, drawing, ink painting, painting, pen & ink, review, tools, watercolor | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

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

Posted in architecture, art journal, challenge, color, creativity, ink painting, journal, painting, portrait, process, sketchbook, virtual sketching, watercolor, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in art journal, creativity, drawing, ink painting, journal, painting, pen & ink, process, sketchbook, watercolor | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tools: Waterproof Inks Review

If you are a watercolor artist your definition of “waterproof” must meets the highest standards. A lovely drawing in ink has to hold while washes of watercolor pour over it; the linework must stay put. When people say, “It is … Continue reading

Posted in art journal, creativity, drawing, ink painting, journal, painting, pen & ink, process, sketchbook, watercolor, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Milking a Steer

I wrote a lot about my mom last week in my journal, as I didn’t do anything but engage her and medical people and Medicaid… my work went on hold. Our system is corrupt and we are a cruel country, … Continue reading

Posted in art journal, drawing, journal, painting, sketchbook, watercolor, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

USk: Williams Shopping Trip

We took a trip to the store on Saturday, not our usual day. Whenever we go to the Williams store we pass by this brightly colored green and purple store, which I thought was a children’s bookstore. Turns out it … Continue reading

Posted in art journal, creativity, drawing, ink painting, journal, painting, pen & ink, sketchbook, watercolor, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

VSW: Menton France Turnaround

Quick doodling sketches while waiting for yet another crazy phone call from hospital staff… NOTHING like art to  calm and soothe! Moleskin journal, Platinum Carbon Pen with DeAtramentis Document Brown ink. To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or … Continue reading

Posted in art journal, challenge, pen & ink, process, sketchbook, virtual sketching, watercolor | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments