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March 14, 2020

Yesterday I took the big step to add ink to my "Seeing the sea with Tina" scene and it wasn't as scary as I had feared!  Today, (after adding a bit more ink in places), Step 3 was to add watercolor.  So, now I've done SueEllen Ross's first three steps -- pencil in the...

March 7, 2020

So, I closed out my 2019 art journey by beginning a detailed drawing/painting of clock and watch parts called "Pieces of Time."   It was inspired by an idea in one of Karen Deeds books on watercolor pencil techniques where the artist used a "box of clocks" as his refer...

October 11, 2019

 Fall Festival of Art images 2019 

October 11, 2019

Since my last post I've worked almost entirely in watercolor pencil, even doing plein aire on the southern Oregon coast.  

March 14, 2019

So, I finally decided to sign and frame my "elephant" obsession and move on the something new,  Started on two small (5x7) drawings of gourds we saw when we visited Stone Mountain a couple of years ago.  Surprisingly, they are beginning to resemble the same technique...

February 27, 2019

So I led a mini-workshop/tutorial  yesterday on using a sgraffito technique (scratching through the top layer of color) with colored pencils and oil pastels,  I got the idea from an article in a recent "Color" magazine issue.  In fact, that's the technique I used to cr...

February 24, 2019

I started a new drawing before we traveled to Columbia for Don's doctors' appointments earlier this month. Usually I rush through a drawing/painting, but this time I kept my urges in check (pretty much) and planned ahead for what I wanted the final version to be.  In t...

January 4, 2019

While still here in KC I took advantage of a special coupon for in-store purchases only, and with my Christmas gift card in my pocket, went to the local Blick store . . .

The visit itself was lots of fun, but what I came home with is even better! I'm exploring YUPO -- a...

December 31, 2018

This is the last day o f 2018 and I woke up thinking "perhaps I could add some Inktense pencil on top of the tree study I've been playing with and that might make the streakiness fade."  Well, I've played with it -- and then added some of my metallic watercolor pencils...

June 16, 2018

For several years I've avoided using watercolor pencils.  I figured I don't do watercolor well, why should watercolor pencils be any different.  On a whim, I purchased some this spring -- AND I found I really love what I can do with them.  Just this morning, I discover...

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