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VSW: Angra do Heroísmo, 3

Our Virtual Sketching group was led this month by Toni, who took us to the island of Angra do Heroísmo. This new way of creating layouts works better on this page, with the tree dividing and blending the three images. … Continue reading

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VSW: Angra do Heroísmo, 2

Our Virtual Sketching group was led this month by Toni, who took us to the island of Angra do Heroísmo. I tried a new layout this time, trying an overlapping, more relaxed look. Not that I don’t love a grid.  … Continue reading

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VSW: Angra do Heroísmo, 1

Our Virtual Sketching group was led this month by Toni, who took us to the island of Angra do Heroísmo.   Such a treat — I’ve never even heard of this island! My push for myself is to continue to work … Continue reading

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Inktober, First week

I feel like I am cheating with this challenge in that my drawings usually begin with ink then watercolor is applied — though sometimes more ink is applied — hell, I dunno.  Feels like cheating not to do a separate … Continue reading

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USk: Frank Ching, Gail Wong Workshop

I had the opportunity to meet the man who taught me more than most professors in college, and influenced my drawing style as a free-hand sketcher of the built environment: Frank Ching.  Architecture: Form Space and Order made sense out … Continue reading

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VSW: Laguna Beach, California from Lifeguard Tower to Wyland’s

Note: To see the images I drew from, click here. This was all about things not going well and forging ahead. And the difference between what you want to do (personal goals) and what happens when you are not looking! … 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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USk: MPF Conservation’s NW Neighborhood

I haven’t sketched outdoors much lately.  I wondered what I might make of our buildings. Our studio is in an industrial area in NW Portland. This is the approach from the freeway. We share space in the building with Portland … Continue reading

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IFJM 18: Tarot Reading Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

April 18 This day is too chaotic to try to convey to you.  I took my journal and drew the images quickly, scribbling, because I also wanted to write down what she said.  I kept a page from Mik’s journal … Continue reading

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IFJM 15: Horses and Bulls and Flamingos, Oh My!

15 April “Gardian House Carmargue Region” From my journal:  “Maybe it’s France.  We’ve had a shift in travel schedules . . . languid!  Took time for our lovemaking, and then a heavenly very French breakfast and favorite breakfast. . . … Continue reading

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IFJM 9: Home, Palazzo Della Pilotta

9 April 2015 “Palazzo Della Pilotta [River side or Front]” 9:30am From my Journal: “Today we are going to see E’s home as it might have been in the 17th century.  The renderings this page are of her home . … Continue reading

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IFJM 8: Bologna to Parma

8 April 2015 “Anytime you get clear about what you mission is or what your focus wants to be, things start to come together in your life.”  Eve Ensler “Santa Croce, the Basilica on the Piazza.  Home to the bones … Continue reading

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IFJM 2: Rome

2 April 2015 Landed, picked up the car, and then headed into Rome for food and to visit the pen shop to buy inks. My journal:  “It was fun watching Mik navigate a rental in Italian!  Our van is the … Continue reading

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USk: Montavilla Sewing Center and DEQ

Mitchell sews on machines; I do not.  I used to follow him around for a while at the sewing centers and drive him crazy behaving like a five-year-old, then go sit with the husbands waiting for their wives. Now I … Continue reading

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USk: 17th and NW Davis

I’ve approached these buildings, which are part of the St. Mary’s Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception complex, dozens of times.  Needing a break from bidding I stole away to sit in the car (easier to lay watercolors out) and do … Continue reading

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Green Tara, One

She is based on our Ganges River clay version of Green Tara. A challenge for me, she is very colorful and detailed, AND, I am still pushing for a loose wash effect. Not completely happy with her but not bad … Continue reading

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USk: 26th Street, WHAT IF?

Took a walk and sketched in our studio’s neighborhood, buildings I look at all the time. I was able to sketch both of them, and it was a bit like old times, architectural sketches. They are both shades of grey: … Continue reading

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Thai Buddha, One

He is an unassuming little black resin Thai Buddha. I see him in color, looking so sweet. Aquabee Super Deluxe Journal, with a Pentalic 2B woodless pencil, Platinum Preppie Pen, De Artramentis Document ink, and Daniel Smith and Holbien watercolor … Continue reading

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