Tag Archives: Noodlers ink

Walnut Park, Portland, Oregon Commission

A commission to create a painting from photographs for an intern leaving for the next leg of her journey landed on my desk. I typically work on several images at the same time; it relieves the pressure in case one … Continue reading

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Tools: Hahnemühle Post Cards

Okay, I admit it… I bought these for the TIN. My studio paints are overflowing into lots of little tins, and I loved the flowers on these tins and the size.  (How I used these tins and organized my paints … Continue reading

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Dan’s Maddie

I love this picture of Maddie flying with her ears in the air, and wanted to try to capture it.  A challenge for me.  I decided to pair it for Dan with one of her puppy pictures. Goal was to … Continue reading

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Dan’s Squirrels

Commissions are harder because I have a happy outcome in mind. I can see the person who the piece is for and see that smiling face and… My Monkey Mind Critic kicks in… Black animals are the hardest…. black cats, … Continue reading

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CA Trip: Mitchell Lived Here and Here and Here

A complicated little house not far from the Moreton Bay Fig. Not easy, lotsa mistakes…. Logic (an architectural drawing) is easier. Not my style anymore… and little fun for me! I release those days! Relying on seeing leads to charming … Continue reading

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Tools: Brush Pens

I don’t sketch with brush pens often, because I like a juicy wash and/or pen and ink — BUT I do occasionally, and so, here is my take on them. They are great on the go for quick sketches, thinking … Continue reading

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CA Trip, 1: Telegraph Road, Santa Paula

I’ve been processing a wild and woolly trip to So Cal. I’ll be posting items out of order, that is for sure. I’m adding color to many, and some are images from photos taken. Starting with Tooling around Mitchell’s home … Continue reading

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