Muted Hues

Uncategorized Nov 12, 2018

November 12, 2018 

 

link: Muted Hues Gallery

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Uncategorized Nov 07, 2018

November 12, 2018

A blog post from three years ago: December 31, 2015

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DIY Watercolor Art Pocket Palette

I use three different magnetic Pocket Painter Palettes.  To see other Watercolor Travel palettes click here.

Nine-Well Watercolor Art Pocket Palette:

Nine-Well Magnetic Watercolor Art Pocket Palette

I love that I can see through the lid so that I know which primaries I'm taking with me and when I need to refill the wells.  I only need six pigments, a warm and cool of each primary.  I use the three little wells in the middle to keep my mixes clean.  Thanks to the deep lid, I can paint sketches that require larger areas of a wash while still keeping three separate color mixes clean (in the little wells).  The magnetic square on the bottom keeps the wells in place and allows for easy removal of each pan for cleaning and refilling.

My Standard Six Pigment Palette

My standard six-pigment palette is Gamboge, Aureolin, Joe's Blue (phthalo), Ultramarine Blue, Permanent Alizarin Crimson and Cadmium Red Light.  I arrange them (as shown above) as they would...

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Before Coffee

 

October 24, 2018

Most mornings, I pour myself a huge glass of water and pick up a pen or pencil before I do anything else.  What I really want to do is pour myself a cup of hot, fresh-brewed coffee and wander through the house or garden checking on my plants as I slowly awaken to the day.

Botanical Dala Art - Faber-Castell TK 9400 5B Clutch Pencil

(unfinished)

The video above is the final segment of a video I made yesterday (after having my first and second cup of coffee).  The entire, eight minute video including the "before coffee" segment may be viewed by clicking this link:  BEFORE COFFEE

The quality of video taken with the GoPro is far better than the quality achieved with the 360 degree Rylo.  Both cameras are indispensable for capturing the creative moments in my life without the help of a film crew. 

Learning the ins and outs of filming and editing demo videos to share with you is an exciting and challenging new venture for me.  Take a...

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Rue de Dunkerque - Paris, France

 

July 12, 2018

With phone in hand, for still photos and video, as well as a GoPro secured in my chest harness, I climb out the window from my sixth-floor room at the hostel.  A towel serves as a cushion to ease the discomfort of sitting on the framing of the casement window.  Fortunately, my roommates aren't in the room. I'm able to concentrate on sketching, recording and making sure that my body and my equipment are secure on the windowsill.

July 13, 2018

Back on ground level, I'm sketching from the Marcel and Clémentine café on the corner of rue de Dunkerque and rue Gérondo.

One of the goals for my time in Paris is to work mostly in pencil.  For many years, I've sketched in ink and watercolor.  It's time to break the mold and challenge the brain to shift gears manually rather than come up with solutions on auto-pilot.  My brain wants to think in ink and translate into pencil.  I'm looking forward to the...

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