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Family gifts, something old, but the jade ball came in this lovely box from Firenze, Italy. I think it was a gift for graduation or a birthday. I loved the box more than the jade ball, truth be told. I … Continue reading
Business is interfering with my posting life! It is not walk in the park this week, deadlines and stress abound! Drawing this from the top of my head was freeing, a trip outside at 1am! This was going along nicely … Continue reading
FINALLY, I am caught up with postings and painting! Christmas cactus remind me of my grandmother, Mimi. I have NO green thumb for indoor plants but I have always had one of them in my home. Ours is a bit … Continue reading
Ram Dass has the cutest face. When I saw Julie’s picture of him I knew eventually I had to give it a go! Sketch was fast and loose, which is how Ram Dass likes it. If she leaves him alone … Continue reading
I repeatedly draw certain images. I am not sure why, and I don’t look too closely at why. Maybe I am superstitious about creativity and don’t want to question it too much. Maybe I just want to trust my Muse … Continue reading
We had a mixed trip, both good and harried horrendous crazy-making. Our client loved our delivery. Always good. I’ve forgotten about California traffic (Portlanders, hear me now, you have NO right to complain!) and now they are also crazy as … Continue reading
Sammy in the upholstery studio… He even has his own chair, the Moon and Stars chair. Black cats are not easy to paint. Black on black on black… Pentalic Aqua Journal, Platinum Carbon pen with Platinum Carbon ink; Noodler’s Lexington … 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
Working from an image for the class, yellow watercolor pencil, Platinum Carbon pen…. Layering watercolors, yellow to deeper yellows and greens, to touches of pinks and Paynes grey, salt added, then white Pitt pen and splatters. I am taking an … Continue reading
My style, but trying to get the layering of watercolors to work from Tracey’s instructions, with under-painting then top detail painting. I am taking an online class by my favorite Aussie, Tracey Fletcher King, called Delicious Paint. Pentalic Nature Sketch … Continue reading
The great thing about taking a class is what you might be pushed to do if you follow try to follow almost follow another artist’s instructions. I am taking an online class by my favorite Aussie, Tracey Fletcher King, called … Continue reading
My beloved brown inks. How did I ever live without them. I bought the De Artramentis Document (DeA Doc for short) Brown because I read that Lamy pens have problems with Noodler’s ink, but I prefer the darker Noodler’s Polar Brown … Continue reading
April 25 From my journal: “Poked around Old Port, because this was a possible place E & M could be. We shopped, finally, for gifts for Ruth and Family: soaps, chocolate.” “Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.” … Continue reading
22 April “Watercolor is like a pet. It has its own mind, and you can only domesticate it to a certain degree. You’d better find a constructive way of cohabitating.” Felix Scheinberger [Urban Watercolor Sketching, via Marion VO] From my … 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
10 April 2015 “I had to add la bella luna! Took liberties and painted the tower. From the bar on Str. Duomo looking toward Cattedrale di Parma. How did this look in the 17th century?” 8am From my journal: “Our … Continue reading