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Rona2: Zebra Beans

It isn’t that I’ve stopped eating beans, it is that I am settling into a comfort zone with my cooking of beans.  I still write down my experiences with new beans and am finding new beans to try but have … Continue reading

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Rona2: VSW Sydney AU

Debi Taylor is taking us on a VIRTUAL walk through Sydney. This is what they call a “bin chicken” but it is really a white Ibis; we did a challenge of about 10 minutes and I did 12 NIC dry … Continue reading

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Stunning Days

After months of,covid and blm protests and bad reporting… then 10 days of fear of fires and all that that entailed… Ruth Bader Ginsburg died. I have nothing new to say. It’s all been said on social media and by … Continue reading

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Using Watercolour vs Sketching Journals

Covid changed my journal use yet again. Between the pandemic, sequestration, and the Portland protests, I began to write pages in my sketching journal… because that is what I carry with me, and I felt like I was writing to … Continue reading

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Linda Fishing

I loved this image of my bestest friend from High School! She goes fishing (catch and release) on a lake near her home — Such a joyful image to sketch! Now I have her image forever in my art journal! … Continue reading

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Rona2: VSW Street in France

From an image from Evalyn Baker of a street in Languedoc, France! I took great liberties with color! Never before have I appreciated Virtual Sketching as much as I do now; late at night after tough days sketching saves me. … Continue reading

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Rona2: In the Groove with Rancho Gordo

You are not hearing me rave as much about Rancho Gordo beans because I am kinda getting into a groove with them.  I cook more of them in the manner described on their site, and then mix it up with … Continue reading

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Rona2: VSW Saint Chinian Windmill France

From an image from Annette Morris of a windmill in Saint Chinian! Never before have I appreciated Virtual Sketching as much as I do now. To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, Facebook or check out my new, improved … Continue reading

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Liza, a Commission

Liza is a commission for a friend to gift in remembrance of her furbaby! I started several versions of her, and the difficulty was that she was white, white, and grey… and white! White is harder to define… Finally the … Continue reading

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Rona2: VSW Minerve France, 2

Same process as the sketch yesterday. When I realized Evalyn Baker had taken photos of the alleyway from both sides, I had to finish the other side too! To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, Facebook or check out … Continue reading

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Rona2: VSW Minerve France, 1

It usually starts with a sketch. Then shadows. I wanted to capture the dark that the leafy canopy created. I used DeAtramentis Document Urban Grey ink for the grisaille work so it would not move when I added watercolor. I … Continue reading

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Rona2: Cat Play

I don’t know what we’d do without the cats… Mitchell and I each bring different things to the play. I build forts; Mitchell does Willie Mays. Crinkly paper that comes in Chewy boxes, and the Give a Crap boxes, with … Continue reading

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Rona2: Purple Watercolors

Yesterday I played with  MGraham Ultramarine Violet (left) and Daniel Smith Cobalt Blue Violet (right) here. Today I am showing you my mainstream (not small manufacturers) purples, and talking about why I choose certain paints as KEEPERS… Keepers have a … Continue reading

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Rona2: Delphiniums

Cynthia let me use her images of delphiniums with which to work; In the true theme of an art journal I was playing with paint and direct watercolor versus pen and ink and watercolor. Trying MGraham Ultramarine Violet, the prettiest … Continue reading

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Rona2: Rancho Gordo Midnight Black Beans

So yummy we bought several bags of Midnight Black Beans! Black beans are a favorite — they have a different taste than Pintos and we use them in much the same way. The first time I had black beans was … Continue reading

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Rona2: VSW Azile France

Loving the virtual sketch-walk of Languedoc, with this image from Annette Morris… Late at night, I should have gotten a thinner pen, as this one is a bit thick for the level of detail I inked under the watercolor. It … Continue reading

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Sweet Commission

I had the pleasure to create a sweet painting of a little apricot and grey tortie. I love tortoise shell cats, and the big bummer is that I did not get a picture of her finished!  She’s lost her whiskers … Continue reading

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Rona2: Can’t Go Home Again

Home home home… The idea of home is so far away from today’s reality… Family figures who were wayshowers became betrayers, My hometown has become a rich man’s enclave, far away from the hippy beach community that was heaven… and … Continue reading

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