Tag Archives: Polar Brown Noodlers ink

Revisiting Palms

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

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Mitchell’s Birthday

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

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Sammy in the Studio

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

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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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Sugar Corn

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

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Playing with Tracey Fletcher King, 2

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

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