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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Writing, writing, writing. . . Make the book exciting, Raw-hide! Mitchell likes to make up new words to old songs! Our quest to try new places took us to the Industrial Cafe for breakfast. It was good, but not great. … Continue reading
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
12 April 2015 “San Sisto Church.” “It is hard not to see into the future, faced with today’s blind architecture — a thousand times more stupid and revolting than that of other ages. How bored shall we be inside.” Andre … Continue reading
A challenge, accepted. I had fun doing several trees and ornaments! Messy Messy Merry Merry! And a day of painting in our pajamas, eating sinful treats, and curling up for naps. My kinda holiday! May yours be peaceful and bright! … Continue reading
It was fun to create a holiday card this year, the end of my first year of watercolors! I had good models in a late 19th century chair from a set that will be conserved next year, and our cats, … Continue reading
My last sketch onsite from earlier in the year, with watercolors added Sunday. It was pouring, our work at the Capitol completed, and we were on our way home. Mitchell wanted to explore the Justice Building. The Library was lovely … Continue reading