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VSW: Gardens by the Bay Singapore

December we had two choices in the Virtual Sketchwalk group *though this group goes rogue regularly ­čÖé but the rules of the group are “as long as it is drawn from a photograph”* and one of them were the Gardens … Continue reading

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VSW: Flash Mob in Hartford, Connecticut

Last images of Hartford Connecticut this month. I love Flash Mobs, the surprise and delight! When┬á I found one in Hartford I decided to try sketching from it. Still keeping with the very fast sketches! LAST images in the Fabriano…. … 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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VSW: Hartford, Connecticut

Sketchwalk is in Hartford Connecticut this month. For one thing, let me tell you that this dyslexic has a hard time remembering the order of the letters in Conn-ect-i-cut.┬á I have the dang word hand-written to the side all over … Continue reading

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VSW: Barcelona, 5, Casa Batllo

Finishing off the two-page layout for our Gaudi walk, I tackled the fireplace I desire! I keep seeing this sweet heart-shaped chair breaking into song and dance in Angela Lansbury’s voice!. The final layouts finished by the collage of four … Continue reading

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VSW: Barcelona, 4, Palace Guell

For the Foyer, I squinted to imagine what might be seen in a small sketch. I went in with grisaille in Lexington Grey to suggest the tones; later I painted the color of the marble with Super5 Frankfurt warm grey … Continue reading

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VSW: Barcelona, 3, Palace Guell

The rooftop chimney skins in the Palace Guell are so beautiful — like sculpture gardens. When the families lived in this palace, I wonder how often they used the rooftop sculpture garden and for what — did they have lunch … Continue reading

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VSW: Barcelona, 2, Map

Made a map of our walk, starting at the World Trade center at the wharf. Heading up to the Palace Guell, Casa Batllo, and the Casa Mila! To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or check out my new … Continue reading

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HBG: Ice Cream Sticks

The ice-cream-stick game. The only good thing to come from the botched kidney stone surgery! Began with Jai and Kamala, and now the torch has passed to Yaman and Savitri. *sammy looks at the sticks, then at us, as if, … Continue reading

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HBG: The Back Story

I am sure there are hundreds of amazing and honest foster parents in the world, but ours wasn’t one of them.┬á Because of her lies and antics, our guys cost us roughly a thousand dollars more than they “should” have … Continue reading

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HBG: Dosha Types

*btw, that is not a rat… it is he with his head under a roll of cotton trying to find a rattle mouse he thinks went under the roll. Also, this was written when they had not yet come off … Continue reading

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HBG: Toilet Paper Box

Building a fort for them reminded me of the forts I built as a kid! They are so tiny that we built it out of the toilet paper boxes for the studio… When my mom and I moved into a … Continue reading

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Nostalgie Book 2017

I did more experimentation in this book than any other to date. I also went back to my 40-year-old habit of writing and sketching… Been doing that since boring architectural history classes. I am sorry but had to leave a … Continue reading

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Happy Year of the Fire Rooster!

Okay, he’s not as fiery as some I’ve drawn but he is what he is and he is also a New Moon Rooster as he was made during my sketch blitz yesterday when I took some silence and set my … Continue reading

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Women’s March Portland Oregon

Along the Willamette River, estimates of 70,000 people wearing brightly colored clothing and umbrellas (not a normal sight in Oregon) in the grey rain. Moleskin A4 Watercolor Journal, with a Pentalic HB woodless pencil, Noodler’s Lexington Grey Ink, Super5 Frankfurt … Continue reading

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Tools: Grey Inks for Grisaille

“Grisaille (/╔írßÁ╗╦łza╔¬/ or /╔írßÁ╗╦łze╔¬l/; French: gris [╔í╩üizaj] ‘grey’) is a term for a painting executed entirely in shades of grey or of another neutral greyish colour… A grisaille may be executed for its own sake, [or] as underpainting … working … Continue reading

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VSW: Buffalo Cemetary, 2

Having put a body of work behind me at Restore Oregon, shown and sold, and also in anticipation of that coming to a close, I’ve been turning to my next interest. I am a teacher.┬á I wanted to be one … Continue reading

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VSW: Buffalo Cemetary, 1

Fran offered great images of the Buffalo Cemetery for our November virtual walk as a group.┬á I especially┬á loved the graceful angel which I think has swans around her base. I played mostly with non-waterproof inks, laying them down in … Continue reading

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