What's on my easel?

oil watercolor Jun 22, 2019

June 22, 2019

What's on my easel?  An excellent question that I've been asked several times over the last week.  The number one question is "Where are you traveling to next and how soon do you leave?" 

Rachel Brice - Tribal Belly Dancer watercolor 40" x 25.25"

With such a...

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Pushing ... or Pulling ... the Puddle

 

Pushing or Pulling the Puddle - one of the most useful watercolor techniques I know!  This is superb for creating streak-free washes and glazes. The technique is simple, and not necessarily easy.  The ease comes with practice and it's well worth your time to practice.

 

1. The key...

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The Ink Art of Bridget Davies

artists ink Jun 20, 2019

 I discovered the work of Bridget Davies while in London earlier this year. I love the way she allows ink to flow freely, doing what it does naturally on her paper. A link to the catalogue of her current exhibit at Cecil Court Gallery just arrived in my mailbox and I want to share her work...

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Sketchbook Story Time No. 8 - Maui - the first few days

sketchbook story time Jun 18, 2019
 

Sketchbook Story Time No. 8 - Maui

The First Few Days

A few more glimpses into my heart and mind ...

The stories behind the drawings and paintings in my sketchbooks

a few pages at a time.

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Sketches from a trip to Wales and England - Spring 2019

 

The short video shows many of my sketches from the Wales/England trip I recently enjoyed.  As I photographed my sketchbooks I noticed that the collection of sketches is different form those I've done on previous trips.  I can see in these sketches that I was less focused.

Usually when...

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Greater and Lesser Celandine

botanical Jun 01, 2019
 

Now that I've started a perpetual plant sketchbook I want to make sure that the identification of the plants I'm drawing is accurate.  What is a perpetual plant sketchbook? It's a sketchbook that is added to year after, journaling what plants I see during the same week year after year. ...

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Love your sketchbook! The more you sketch ... the better you get!

bookbinding sketchbooks May 29, 2019
 

I'm addicted to making my own sketchbooks.  I can make them any size, use any combination of paper, recycle my favorite shopping bags and boxes, make them thick for home and thin for travel!

 I used old watercolor paintings for the covers of the sketchbooks pictured above. 

You...

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Sketchbook Story Time No. 9 - 1970's

 

Sketchbook Story Time No. 9

Sketches from the 1970's

A few more glimpses into my heart and mind ...

The stories behind the drawings and paintings in my sketchbooks

a few pages at a time.

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Sketchbook Story Time No. 10 - Trumpet Parts, Squiggle Drawings and Bathroom Inspiration

 

Sketchbook Story Time No. 10

February 2, 2012 to June 6, 2012

Trumpet Parts, Squiggle Drawings and Bathroom Inspiration

A few more glimpses into my heart and mind ...

The stories behind the drawings and paintings in my sketchbooks

a few pages at a time.

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Capturing Moments of Discovery

 

Capturing Moments of Discovery in an accordion journey journal

It's about an hour an a half hike up and over the'Little Skirrid',the smaller hill of Ysgyryd Fach from the shepherd hut at Chapel Cottage Studio in Llanddewi Rhydderch. Rain was predicted for the evening.  I had been...

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