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Wildfire season is upon us again. I sketched this quickly in in the studio in hopes I would get the worry and the words out of my system and be able to paint today on actual projects… It looks to … Continue reading
We weren’t at work long when we heard and felt a boom or crack, that is as close to the experience I imagine a bomb going off feels like. It nearly knocked me off my feet. The cats shot out … Continue reading
This was a little bit of urban sketching, a little virtual sketching…. sketched on a walk with watercolors added in the middle of the night! Above, a detail of the line drawing and the finished camellia watercolor. 24th Avenue is … Continue reading
East street from NW Wilson by one block… flanked on both sides by homes similar to the ones on NW Wilson. Nice memories of buying Christmas trees for several years; no Christmas trees in June, so I took liberties with … Continue reading
In NW Portland there is an area we often drive through on our way to other places, and each time I think about what a sweet neighborhood this must have been before the area around it become warehouses… At some … Continue reading
I am just now coming out of the week+ reaction I had to the Pfizer vaccine. Total flu-like symptoms with a kick — a muscle spasm in my groin, legs, feet and underarms which went on for five days — … Continue reading
Yes, I am feeling depression often… So many are — and we do many things to help it leave! Vitamin D in the Pacific Northwest — Not too much sugar! But music is the best — clears out sluggish energy. … Continue reading
I was lucky enough to get a couple more Slag Greys before Nick and Josh announced their new line — and picked up some Bob Prince Green Weenie. If you are inclined, they have a few more bottles of older … Continue reading
Mitchell went to the dentist and I sat and had coffee at New Seasons before shopping. The sky was talking to me: the calm before the downpour! I am sad about Birmingham not making Tarnished Nickel ink any more and … Continue reading
I hate dentists *sorry if you are one, not personal* He is not frightened of them; I am phobic. *i think that makes me smarter than the average bear* I went with Mitchell to an emergency dental appointment because we … Continue reading
I kid you not, I sometimes write quotes that strike my fancy on the edges of my journal then later am sketching in that page… but really, what are the odds I picked this quote on a page of … Continue reading
Many parts of Portland smells sweeter, floral right now. Puffy trees line the parks and streets, looking like bridesmaids. They are so delicate… This year the rains came later and that is good… blossoms stayed put for days! I had … Continue reading
Following on the discussion I was having about how other creatives shape our art, recently an urban sketcher was reiterating how it is not right to ink at the location and add colors later… the colors are not true from … Continue reading
Following on my last Robert Oster ink post, I took RO Purple Jazz ink out sketching while trying to stay sane. Last year was hard and this was part of it. Mitchell had a problem in his throat and after … Continue reading
I returned my red Karas Kustom pen — I didn’t like the stub nib on their pen, and I love stubs so back it went. This is the new pen that Mitchell bought me to replace it. Edison Nouveau Tequila … Continue reading
I love the old buildings of Portland. I am sorry that the developers here do not have the ingenuity of the California developers, especially in the Bay Area or Cannery Row, where they saw how some of the history would … Continue reading
No, not spelling it wrong. Anna Bannana’s Cafe in St. John’s is where Aussie Debi and I went for Turkey Panini and coffee! I must have a bottle of Robert Oster Thunderstorm ink… I am addicted to his inks! Indigo, … Continue reading