Tag Archives: Lamy Joy

VSW: Genius of Connecticut

She is called the “Genius of Connecticut” located in the Connecticut State Capitol Building. Keeping with quick studies, I used DeAtramentis Document Brown for line. I began a slow buildup of DEA Doc Brown ink (brunaille) in a waterbrush to … Continue reading

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Gratitude, Everyday Practice

I’ve journaled for ever.  It is only since picking up watercolors that my journal entries have gone beyond sketching and perhaps colored pencils into what I do now, but the discipline and connection to reflection and sustenance was embedded long … Continue reading

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Monterey Platform Rocker

I’m a lucky woman.  I am paid to work in brilliant color on pieces of California history. I love the smell of oil paint when I open the studio door. Catching the wavy base and angles in this drawing — … Continue reading

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Lake Oswego Tree

We were going to a client meeting before the leaves dropped, and the Lake Oswego trees were exceptional! I had a chance to sketch before coming back to the studio.I tried this technique unsuccessfully (not what I was going for, … Continue reading

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Hahnemuhle Nostalgie Journal Wrap-up

I’ve been so busy I forgot to post my flip side-show on my last journal. Thankfully, no music accompanied this one. (Mac tends to continue to override my commands.) This journal is from July to October 2017… Yes I omitted … Continue reading

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Quan Yin

My first entry is the lovely god/dess Quan Yin, aka Kannon, or Kwan Yin. She began life as a he, and over many years evolved into she. The goddess of compassion, akin to Avalokiteshvara / Chenrezig and the Taras. Line … Continue reading

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Tools: Da Vinci Watercolors

I was able to buy a couple of Da Vinci watercolors half-off with free shipping. *i wanted to see if i liked them… nooo, not quite truthful… i am a watercolor tube addict and could not stop myself… i am … Continue reading

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