Tag Archives: Pilot Parallel pen

Restore Oregon: Working Toward a Goal

NOTE: For those that might be visiting from Restore Oregon, I am speaking largely to other painters and student painters in my blog.) I’ve rarely worked toward a goal/deadline in my painting life. (I do it all the time in … Continue reading

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Gratitude Journal: Spring Tulips

You can feel the shift, even on this chilly March day. A gift for Mitchell, lovely yellow tulips and strawberries! Spring has sprung! Moleskin 8×11 watercolor journal (I love the texture of this paper, even more so after working on … Continue reading

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Kamala Notices I Have Pen In Hand

Kamala is the most difficult cat, so smart, and does not want her image captured.  She seems to know when I am studying her for a sketch, and moves away into a cozy box. I have to use a photo … 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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Restore Oregon Celebration Dinner, Process

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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Sketching Memories of Our Staycation, 10 Jai is Sick

My beloved Jai has been ill.  Terrible diarrhea and finally diagnosed with IBS — irritable bowel syndrome. This is a TERRIBLE ordeal for the little guy — Montezuma’s revenge 8-12 times a day, always hungry (it masks as hunger), losing … Continue reading

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Sketching Memories of Our Staycation, 9 Kamala

Kamala is her daddy’s girl.  She’d like to see me gone, and makes that known. She also has a huge fascination with my sketch bag, and sticks her head in it whenever she can. I’m not happy with the overall … Continue reading

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Sketching Memories of Our Staycation, 8 Terrorism

What happened in Beirut and Paris is horrifying, and then, how the USA politicians ran with it even before bodies had been counted was disgusting. These words by Warsan Shire moved me, and I hope she is fine with me … Continue reading

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Sketching Memories of Our Staycation, 6 Crows

A lot of my journal about our time off are simple pages that form a background for my journaling; many are private, but some are like this, simple sweet memories of us watching the crows fly home at night. Inked … Continue reading

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Tools: Painting with Ink, Disasters

I’ve been experimenting painting with inks, waterproof inks as underlayers with watercolors (below left) and all sorts of inks on entire pieces of art with no watercolors below right). In these cases I was playing it pretty safe, and using … Continue reading

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Sketching Memories of Our Staycation, 5 Yellow Truck

Is there anything cooler than an old truck? It brings back memories of my baby brother’s blue truck, of my grandparents ranch and their Grange friends, of riding in the back of my middle brother’s truck with my arms around … Continue reading

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Sketching Memories of Our Staycation, 4 Studio is Best

The best coffee is made in our presspot, by Mitchell. Organic French or Italian roast, he grinds it Turkish, so fine it is like espresso. Thin sliced organic ginger (way more than you’d think) and dark brown organic sugar added … Continue reading

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Gratitude Journal: Greenleaf and Blueberry Handmade Paints

I sell on Etsy and also try to buy from Etsy small business folks. Recently I bought five paints from Greenleaf & Blueberry.   They are lovely! And they are only a few hours away in Bellingham, Washington. When I saw … Continue reading

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Gratitude Journal: Discovering New Tools and My Old Nature

My fascination with pen and ink goes way beyond addiction to art supplies. Not that I can’t be pulled in that direction. I have used mostly acrylics for my 30 years painting as an adult. I loved them, and love … Continue reading

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