Tag Archives: Stillman & Birn

VSW: Dry Tortugas Lighthouse, Florida

I fell in love with this image from Wikipedia a year ago… it lead to this month of lighthouses we are sketching as a group. No pencil this time, went in fast and was done within a half hour watercolor … Continue reading

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VSW: Tacking Point Lighthouse, Australia

I almost always use a  light watercolor pencil to give me guidelines before I ink! I cannot imagine why anyone would tell anyone NOT to do so unless you only have a couple of minutes to get an image down… … Continue reading

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USk: PAG lecture doodles

Gads I even remembered to post the pic of me drawing… as I now have a phone on me. This will probably be the first and last time, but my husband is so sweet… About to become dueling phones… Stillman … Continue reading

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USk: H&R Block, yup, Taxtime is Near….

The new construction in Portland is rather depressing. Here is the welcoming plaza between two buildings. Not one plant.  BTW, I added the green and brown… Could not stand all that grey and I am a fan of the color…. … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors, USk: Thurman Street Face

Thurman Street is a nice “hike” up into the West Hills. Mitchell and I have been searching for good doors, and I have to say, Great houses but such mediocre doors as to be boring! However, many wealthy people who … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors: Monastery of the Precious Blood

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

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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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