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Mimi’s Cactus

It is the time of the year when my grandma’s cactus blooms. The Fabriano paper was doing its weirdness; I added other colors to the mix and saved the background! “To fully inhabit grief is to hold the contradictions of … Continue reading

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USk: City Market and Blue Moon Cafe

I was just getting sick the weekend of the USk worldwide walk. I managed a couple of sketches that were not painted until later — I’ve wanted to paint the marigold City Market in Autumn against fiery trees… now that … Continue reading

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VSW: Genius of Connecticut

She is called the “Genius of Connecticut” located in the Connecticut State Capitol Building. Keeping with quick studies, I used DeAtramentis Document Brown for line. I began a slow buildup of DEA Doc Brown ink (brunaille) in a waterbrush to … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Cow Goddess

Two days off — this is a big deal this year as we’ve been working round the clock. As I’ve not been up to snuff (bad cold!) we didn’t do some things we might have — Like putting up twinkle … Continue reading

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Gratitude, Everyday Practice

I’ve journaled for ever.  It is only since picking up watercolors that my journal entries have gone beyond sketching and perhaps colored pencils into what I do now, but the discipline and connection to reflection and sustenance was embedded long … Continue reading

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Lake Oswego Tree

We were going to a client meeting before the leaves dropped, and the Lake Oswego trees were exceptional! I had a chance to sketch before coming back to the studio.I tried this technique unsuccessfully (not what I was going for, … Continue reading

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Hahnemuhle Nostalgie Journal Wrap-up

I’ve been so busy I forgot to post my flip side-show on my last journal. Thankfully, no music accompanied this one. (Mac tends to continue to override my commands.) This journal is from July to October 2017… Yes I omitted … Continue reading

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