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30 Posies: Lupines, or Bluebonnets

I’ve always loved lupines (or bluebonnets, as the purple ones are called). In South Laguna there were wild yellow and pink and blue lupines all over the hills. I’m still struggling to not have streaky watercolor washes in this Handbook … Continue reading

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Sketchpack Project: Week 4, 2021

In years past I’ve created pretty sketch books during the Sketchpack Project, But this year I wanted to push myself to work on something difficult for me. To see the entire project, go here. (To see other years you go … Continue reading

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Sketchpack Project: Week 3, 2021

In years past I’ve created pretty sketch books during the Sketchpack Project, But this year I wanted to push myself to work on something difficult for me. (To see other years you go here!) To see Week 1 and how … Continue reading

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30 Posies: Cynthia’s Sedum, Redo

I gave this image another go — see below for the first rough sketches in a Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook. Cynthia shares her gorgeous garden  images all the time, and lets me sketch from her flowers. This image unstuck me, and … Continue reading

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30 Posies: Yellow Daisies

Maybe these are Black-eyed Susans? I liked the image of the sunny daisies! Started with a good line drawing…. Background and first layers… Final touches. Okay, the leaves bother me but here I am dealing with the paper in this … Continue reading

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Sketchpack Project: Week 2, 2021

In years past I’ve created pretty sketch books during the Sketchpack Project, But this year I wanted to push myself to work on something difficult for me. (To see other years you go here!) To see Week 1 and how … Continue reading

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30 Posies: Purple Poppy

I love poppies, with their delicate paper-thin petals. Painted from an image from a friend. To hear more about World Watercolor Month visit here: Everyone can play! To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, Facebook or check out my … Continue reading

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Sketchpack Project: Week 1, 2021

In years past I’ve created pretty sketch books during the Sketchpack Project, But this year I wanted to push myself to work on something difficult for me. (To see other years you go here!) I created an accordion booklet from … Continue reading

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30 Posies: Dogwood

This started as a World Watercolor Month challenge but I am finishing a square Handbook Journal which was a gift with posie images. Not ready to make a review of the paper yet — it is very different than what … Continue reading

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World Watercolor Month: Himalayan Poppy

Fell in love with the paper-thin petals in the soft blue; I’ve not seen this flower before. Painted from an image from a friend. For these watercolor posies I am trying out a new book (to me) from Hand-Book, one … Continue reading

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World Watercolor Month: Crocus

I don’t know whose image I painted from, but I thank them. flowers are so good for releasing an artist’s block. To hear more about World Watercolor Month visit here: Everyone can play! To hear about classes, follow me on … Continue reading

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World (Not) Watercolor Month: Orange Daisies

I know I won’t be able to keep up with the one-a-day watercolor, but when I do them I enjoy them! These took me way back to being a kid in the 60’s, avocado and orange and pop-culture flower power! … Continue reading

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World Watercolor Month: Sweet Peas / Creative Block

I am in a creative slump. I’ve been in this stuck place for weeks and pushed myself to sketch posies — which usually works — but nothing is working.  Painting these flowers has been like slogging through mud.  I told … Continue reading

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World Watercolor Month: Dan’s Purple Flower

Flower from an image by Dan Antion, a good photographer and writer-blogger, met through blogging and he is a friend who also lets me steal his images from which to paint. I love that I am starting this new book … Continue reading

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World Watercolor Month: Coffee Ritual

We have a coffee ritual.  Mitchell makes the coffee. I slice the fresh ginger for him. Beautiful cups, and sliced fresh ginger, brown sugar and milk make a heavenly coffee. Mitchell puts his finger in it for extra sweetness. I’ve … Continue reading

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