Tag Archives: M.Graham

VSW: Dublin, with a Wee Bit O’Color

Okay, you KNOW I am not big on self-criticizing… But gads the green got away from me. I think this is a good lesson in not just planning from a sketching point of view, but from a color point of … Continue reading

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Tools: Daniel Smith Watercolors

What do you do when you have the flu? Sick, fuzzy-brained, I was seduced by the new line of Daniel Smith watercolors! I say seduced because I did not do what I should have, which is check the the Munsell … Continue reading

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Using up my Falling-apart Pentallic

Pentalic replaced this falling apart journal, and I am trying to get through it because it continues to break open at new places.  I want the new year to be free of breaking journals! Middle of the night QUICK sketches… … Continue reading

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Sammy on Karla’s Chair

Sammy is allowed to curl into the chairs from cat lovers before we begin restoration (with permission from cat-loving clients). They travel back and forth from home to studio depending upon what is in the studio. This is Karla’s before … Continue reading

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Restore Oregon: Jantzen Beach Carousel 6, Roman

One of my favorites, the Roman Horse! Jantzen Beach Carousel is a series, and this is the sixth and last of this set. (Below are links to others previously posted.) The many layers, above. For a detailed explanation of the … Continue reading

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Restore Oregon: Jantzen Beach Carousel 5, Eagle

The all-American Eagle Horse! Jantzen Beach Carousel is a series, and this is the fifth in the set. (Below are links to others previously posted.) De Atramentis Document brown (brunaille) and Noodler’s Lexington grey (grisaille) worked the undertones.  A video … Continue reading

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Restore Oregon: Jantzen Beach Carousel 4, Pinto Fishing

I had to work a Pinto into the series! Jantzen Beach Carousel is a series, and this is the fourth in the set. (Below are links to others previously posted.) The many layers, above and below. I think the fish, … Continue reading

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