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Tools: Brush Pens

I don’t sketch with brush pens often, because I like a juicy wash and/or pen and ink — BUT I do occasionally, and so, here is my take on them. They are great on the go for quick sketches, thinking … Continue reading

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Tools: White Pen and Ink

I wanted white ink for my fountain pen.  I wanted to use a stub nib on a fountain pen for beautiful white writing, and also reduce waste (most of these you toss into the landfill.) I wanted a waterproof ink… … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors: Monastery of the Precious Blood

Okay, I had to pull up an old sketch for Thursday Doors! A wonky urban sketch of the side doors, which is nicer than the front doors, of the Monastery of the Precious Blood in the Mount Tabor neighborhood of … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors: Justice Building Front Doors

For Thursday Doors, I am looking at the Washington State Capitol Justice Building interior is more pink-mauve than the Legislative building (see the top shell scroll), and perhaps it is because it was painted at a later date. This detracts … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors: The Doe Library’s Leather Doors

My sketch, above of the unpainted and beautiful doors in the Doe Library. The Doe Library in Berkeley still has the solid redwood doors, covered in thick hides with brass details. We were hired to assess the doors, and explain … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors: South Doors Washington Legislative Building

Because we are in the middle of expanding our business studio space (and yes, I get a bit bigger art space to boot) I am pulling up old images with a new twist for Thursday Doors, (Check out Norm’s amazing … Continue reading

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VSW: Angra do Heroísmo, 4

Our Virtual Sketching group was led this month by Toni, who took us to the island of Angra do Heroísmo. I went back to push the boundaries of using inks and watercolors, wanting to sketch impressions of Angra do Heroísmo. … Continue reading

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