Tag Archives: #holbeinwatercolor

Rona on Grey, VSW Canal, France

Annette Morris is leading our FB Virtual Sketchwalk group this month… This fiery image was a sunset and I wanted to play with inks over watercolor. Washes underneath were created quickly. Jinhao 750 with Robert Oster Glistening Orange Rumble ink … Continue reading

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Tools: Fineline Masking Fluid

A few years ago Tracey Fletcher King turned me onto Fineline Masking Fluid. I tried others and found them sticky and thick and messy; not what I wanted in the ways I wanted to use a masking fluid. Fineline’s masking … Continue reading

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Tools: Beauregarde From Birmingham

I wanted this pen for a long time. Stunned by it’s simple beauty and clear drenched color, I waited for over a year. I was not seduced by other pens in similar colors… Then when it became available, I could … Continue reading

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VSW: Amsterdam 10, Windmills

Remember how I thought I was done with my inky version of the windmill? FPR Jaipur with Blackstone Brown Boronia ink. Thanks to Brian Thompstone for the image. To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or check out my … Continue reading

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VSW: Amsterdam 7, Windmills

Remember how I thought I was done with my inky version of the windmill? I lied! I have some new brushes I am playing with and they called to me in the middle of the night.  The Zen pointed oval … Continue reading

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Tools: Sheaffer Vintage Desk Pen

Finally had success purchasing a vintage pen! I love this desk pen — beat up, but interesting gold nib that works! The 14k gold nib bends as if it was dropped — but that is the design. Right now it … Continue reading

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Tennessee Williams

A couple of Tennessee Williams quotes hit me in the heart and I decided to do a sketch of Tennessee Williams. *gasp… the 100 peeps in 1 week got to me* “Try to matter.  Try to care and never be … Continue reading

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Summer Berries

Every year I do a couple berry images… They are so so beautiful and tasty in the bowls! This year the berries are big and still plentiful in August because of the mild summer we are having…. Heaven for us … Continue reading

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Tools: My Favorite Travel Palette, Updated

Some of you may know that recently I thought I had lost my favorite travel palette. *heartbroken* Those who have a worn old tool you love will understand… All of it was replaceable, but I wanted my tool that started … Continue reading

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VSW: Tasmanian Critters

The Tasmanian walk by Debi Taylor this month was glorious, and surprisingly, the critter caught my eye to sketch. I began with an Echidna , or Spiny Any Eater. Reminded me of our porcupines! I almost liked him better just … Continue reading

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My Sketchbook Project Is LIVE and Touring!

My entry into the Sketchbook Project is live online at the Brooklyn Art Gallery! Their scanning leaves a little to be desired (they left out pages and scrunched pages) so I published it again, below. It is touring the country … Continue reading

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Tools: My Watercolor Journal

So you’ve seen the back of this journal… my Ink Journal! Paints are in the front!  I wanted to see all the paints I own and the ones I no longer own! *yesh, i pass on paints i don’t like … Continue reading

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Tools: Travel Palette, Three

Part 3, on other palettes and changing brands! Continued from Big Changes in My Travel Palette… Okay, remember when I said that I was going to stick with December’s travel palette? I lied… I’ve changed it up twice and think … Continue reading

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Sketchbook Project: My Prayer for our Ocean

Last night I mailed in my submission to the Sketchbook Project, the project out of Brooklyn whereby people from all over the world buy a small sketchbook, fill it, choose to have it imaged or not, and it becomes part … Continue reading

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Mason Monterey Cuppa

I’m not sure if I like painting them best or playing with the camera with them… but the cuppas are becoming a thing to do at night! They make me smile seeing them as if dancing… maybe that is how … Continue reading

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Tools: Studio Palette, Two

Continued from Big Changes in My Travel Palette…  After the travel palette sort, and after successfully trading some paints I didn’t want, I began to look at the paints that have ended up on the sidelines, and wondered about my … Continue reading

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Green Cuppa

Fooling with the cuppas is different each time… This one, line work with the Platinum pen, then Masking fluid “painted”, then watercolors. I may have to do 100… such fun! To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or check … Continue reading

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Sketchbook Project: Underwater, 2018

     I am again participated in the Sketchbook Project, the project out of Brooklyn whereby people from all over the world buy a small sketchbook, fill it, choose to have it imaged or not, and it sits in the museum … Continue reading

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