Tag Archives: QoR watercolors

Tennessee Williams

A couple of Tennessee Williams quotes hit me in the heart and I decided to do a sketch of Tennessee Williams. *gasp… the 100 peeps in 1 week got to me* “Try to matter.  Try to care and never be … Continue reading

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Painting Savitri

I often see this face when I am just waking up… She finds ways to get up over my head and stare down… A cheery cheery face. Painting Savitri is pushing me to learn and experiment, especially when it comes … Continue reading

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VSW: Dublin, with a Wee Bit O’Color

Okay, you KNOW I am not big on self-criticizing… But gads the green got away from me. I think this is a good lesson in not just planning from a sketching point of view, but from a color point of … Continue reading

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Tools: Organizing Studio Watercolors

My studio paints were overflowing from my big 30-years-old Prismacolor tin into a QoR watercolor  tin.  I hated the QoR tin.  The rounds which you think would be great for watercolor mixing but they made the tin so it flips … Continue reading

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New Year’s Day (Belated)

We’ve been on a business trip so only now posting what I’ve done since 1 January. I don’t do too many resolutions. I want to commit to a drawing a day. You can do this along with me by using … Continue reading

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Restore Oregon Endangered Places 2016

The series for Restore Oregon Endangered Places 2016, is now on one page. Restore Oregon is a cause I can support. Drawing old buildings is always fun for me, as I began life as an architect. Restoration is my passion, … Continue reading

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Restore Oregon: The Oregon Caves Historic District

The Oregon Caves Historic District covers six acres of the Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve (OCNMP) in the Siskiyou National Forest, which is accessed through Cave Junction in southwestern Oregon. The historic district includes four primary buildings: the Chalet, … Continue reading

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Restore Oregon: Lindberg House

Peter (Pehr) John Lindberg house, located in the small coastal town of Port Orford, was built over a four-year period from 1892 to 1896.   The home was designed and constructed in the Queen Anne style by Mr. Lindberg, who was … Continue reading

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Restore Oregon: EOU Inlow Hall’s Grand Staircase, La Grande, Oregon

Eastern Oregon University’s Inlow Hall’s original grand staircase has fallen into disrepair, below, and Restore Oregon is assisting with the restoration efforts of this once beautiful and important grand staircase. It was used in many ways for formal and informal … Continue reading

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Restore Oregon: Jantzen Beach Carousel 6, Roman

One of my favorites, the Roman Horse! Jantzen Beach Carousel is a series, and this is the sixth and last of this set. (Below are links to others previously posted.) The many layers, above. 1) I began with a sketch … Continue reading

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VSW: San Antonio Zoo’s Dragon

This is part of an older virtual sketchwalk (see below) and I kept meaning to get to it. I love this gorgeous dragon/  I saw it painted in Daniel Smith Serpentine Primatek! *how perfect is that name?* One of my … Continue reading

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Restore Oregon: Jantzen Beach Carousel 4, Pinto Fishing

I had to work a Pinto into the series! Jantzen Beach Carousel is a series, and this is the fourth in the set. (Below are links to others previously posted.) The many layers, above and below. I think the fish, … Continue reading

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Restore Oregon: Jantzen Beach Carousel 3, Floral

One of my favorites, the Floral Horse! Jantzen Beach Carousel is a series, and this is the third in the set. (Below are links to others previously posted.) The many layers, above. Grisaille (pronunciation, taken from the French word for … Continue reading

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Restore Oregon: Janzten Beach Carousel 2, Grapes

Jantzen Beach Carousel is a series, and this is the second in the set. (Click here to see the first, the Chinese Water Serpent Horse.) I named this Horse with Grapes! Why am I naming them differently than CW Parker … Continue reading

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Restore Oregon: Janzten Beach Carousel 1, Chinese Water Serpent

I am a lover of carousels; this set was a pleasure to paint! Jantzen Beach Carousel has so many gorgeous carousel horses! I wanted to set up a series whereby someone could buy the set or just one, and they … Continue reading

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Restore Oregon: Rivoli Theater

NOTE: For those that might be visiting from Restore Oregon, I am speaking largely to other painters and student painters in my blog.) Rivoli Theater at 1355 S Main Street, Pendleton, Oregon was built in 1900. It is a significant … Continue reading

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Restore Oregon: Uppertown Net Loft, Astoria, Oregon

NOTE: For those that might be visiting from Restore Oregon, I am speaking largely to other painters and student painters in my blog.) The barn red on the lovely blue Columbia River was my initial attraction. I did a few … Continue reading

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Summer Veggies

Okay, despite my annoyance with Pentalic Aqua journals, it is what I have until sixty pages are used up!  (I will tell you if my bugging them a second time  gets their attention! While I am working on the pieces … Continue reading

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