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30 Posies: Lupines, or Bluebonnets

I’ve always loved lupines (or bluebonnets, as the purple ones are called). In South Laguna there were wild yellow and pink and blue lupines all over the hills. I’m still struggling to not have streaky watercolor washes in this Handbook … Continue reading

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Portraits

I am not a portrait artist so this was a huge stretch for me — A wedding present (only a few years late) for two people we love. I  like this one a lot. Details — click to make these … Continue reading

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30 Posies: Cynthia’s Sedum, Redo

I gave this image another go — see below for the first rough sketches in a Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook. Cynthia shares her gorgeous garden  images all the time, and lets me sketch from her flowers. This image unstuck me, and … Continue reading

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30 Posies: Purple Poppy

I love poppies, with their delicate paper-thin petals. Painted from an image from a friend. To hear more about World Watercolor Month visit here: Everyone can play! To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, Facebook or check out my … Continue reading

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World Watercolor Month: Himalayan Poppy

Fell in love with the paper-thin petals in the soft blue; I’ve not seen this flower before. Painted from an image from a friend. For these watercolor posies I am trying out a new book (to me) from Hand-Book, one … Continue reading

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World Watercolor Month: Crocus

I don’t know whose image I painted from, but I thank them. flowers are so good for releasing an artist’s block. To hear more about World Watercolor Month visit here: Everyone can play! To hear about classes, follow me on … Continue reading

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World Watercolor Month: Sweet Peas / Creative Block

I am in a creative slump. I’ve been in this stuck place for weeks and pushed myself to sketch posies — which usually works — but nothing is working.  Painting these flowers has been like slogging through mud.  I told … Continue reading

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World Watercolor Month: Dan’s Purple Flower

Flower from an image by Dan Antion, a good photographer and writer-blogger, met through blogging and he is a friend who also lets me steal his images from which to paint. I love that I am starting this new book … Continue reading

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VSW: Amsterdam 12, Van Gogh Museum

I love this small museum.  Shows how modern buildings made of glass and stone can be sensitive and beautiful and welcoming.  I’d love to visit.  From a Google image. To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or check out … Continue reading

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VSW: Amsterdam 10, Windmills

Remember how I thought I was done with my inky version of the windmill? FPR Jaipur with Blackstone Brown Boronia ink. Thanks to Brian Thompstone for the image. To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or check out my … Continue reading

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VSW: Amsterdam 8, Damrak Passage

Just for Inktober, started with a brown waterproof ink…. I think if I were a little kid I might be a little scared of this guy! And yes, it made me think of the famous scene with Audrey Hepburn and … Continue reading

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VSW: Amsterdam 7, Windmills

Remember how I thought I was done with my inky version of the windmill? I lied! I have some new brushes I am playing with and they called to me in the middle of the night.  The Zen pointed oval … Continue reading

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Tools: My Favorite Travel Palette, Updated

Some of you may know that recently I thought I had lost my favorite travel palette. *heartbroken* Those who have a worn old tool you love will understand… All of it was replaceable, but I wanted my tool that started … Continue reading

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Tools: My Watercolor Journal

So you’ve seen the back of this journal… my Ink Journal! Paints are in the front!  I wanted to see all the paints I own and the ones I no longer own! *yesh, i pass on paints i don’t like … Continue reading

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Tools: Travel Palette, Three

Part 3, on other palettes and changing brands! Continued from Big Changes in My Travel Palette… Okay, remember when I said that I was going to stick with December’s travel palette? I lied… I’ve changed it up twice and think … Continue reading

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Tools: Studio Palette, Two

Continued from Big Changes in My Travel Palette…  After the travel palette sort, and after successfully trading some paints I didn’t want, I began to look at the paints that have ended up on the sidelines, and wondered about my … Continue reading

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Tools: Taking Another Artist’s Palette Advice

Continued from Big Changes in My Travel Palette… An aside… Recently I took the advice of a USk sketcher I admire and bought a series of Holbein’s Antique “IRIDORI” Watercolors pigments… AAACK, bad paints! Be glad if you didn’t buy … Continue reading

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