Tag Archives: Pentel Brush Pen

Tools: Hahnemühle Grey Journal

In the spirit of my new forays into working with inks, pencils, and Neocolor II watercolor crayons, I was delighted to be given Hahnemühle’s new THE GREY BOOK. The architect in me loves the wood-patterned dark grey cover.  The name … Continue reading

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Kamala Steals the Blanket, 2

I tried this earlier but was not happy with the result, right, and decided to try it again.  I am happier with this one.  She is difficult to capture — black, but not, and suspicious!  I still used the Masking … Continue reading

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Doc Youping Qin

Dr. Youping Qin is my acupuncturist.  My images here are part of a larger set, depicting the history of acupuncture and Chinese immigrants to Oregon.  (This post is about the painting, not the story!) Doc Qin has been a Portland … Continue reading

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Ho-Ho-Ho!

My mom is housebound. She hates it. I decided to make a card for her of her giant Santa (given to her by friends in Laguna Beach) which she often used to hold presents on her rattan chair. Turned out … Continue reading

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Restore Oregon Endangered Places 2016, Painting the First Set

This is part of a series for Restore Oregon. Thanks to Drew Nasto, Craig Powell, and for the various locations for allowing me to use historic images to place into sketch format to commemorate the projects! This post shows the … Continue reading

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Restore Oregon Endangered Places 2016, Drawing the First Set

This is part of a series for Restore Oregon. Thanks to photographers Drew Nasto and Craig Powell, and for the various locations for allowing me to use historic images to place into sketch format to commemorate the projects! I hope … Continue reading

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Restore Oregon Celebration Dinner, The Event

Mitchell and I attended the Restoration Celebration to raise money for the the 2016 Most Endangered Places, and to hear the winners of the 2015 Demuro Awards, as the guest of one of our clients, Karla Pearlstein of Restoring History. … Continue reading

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