Monthly Archives: December 2012

2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner can carry about 250 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,400 times in 2012. If it were a Dreamliner, … Continue reading

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Another 2012 in review

This is another round up of 2012.  These are all my journals and sketchbooks for the year.  I like to enhance the covers with stickers and other things.  The photo on flickr has info on each of them. I use … Continue reading

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Tutorials

I’m pausing in my Urban Sketching.  Rather than continue to sketch, I’m using the bad weather to study.  As I’ve written before, it’s been decades since I painted.  I was surprised how easily what I used to know came back … Continue reading

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Back up

This is more on the subject of photography but would also apply to scans of one’s art, such as Urban Sketches. I’ll be on my soapbox now.  It never ceases to amaze me.  I talk with people who take photos … Continue reading

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Pigmy Owl

This is another miniature done on a 3.5×5 inch piece of Arches watercolor paper.  It was painted from one of my own photos.  I saw this owl during a trip to the Oregon coast.  It posed very still on a … Continue reading

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Possible paper solution

This might be a best of both worlds solution to my paper choice.   Dan, a member of Urban Sketchers Seattle, suggested “Pen + Ink makes a bound sketchbook with perforated pages. You can find them at University Book store … Continue reading

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La Push miniature

I’m working on painting some very small watercolors.  This is on a bit of Arches paper, 3.5×5 inches small.  It is from one of my own photos, taken on a tour of the Olympic peninsula.  This is First Beach, in … Continue reading

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Traditions

Merry Christmas, dear readers!  I hope you have had an enjoyable day. The weekly Urban Sketchers theme is “Traditions”.  Don and I have very few holiday traditions we still keep.  When we lived in Germany and in Southern California, we … Continue reading

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Sketchbooks of 2012

The year is not quite over but I won’t be starting a new sketchbook until after the New Year.  I’ve seen some members of flickr sketching pools posting their accumulated sketchbooks for the year.  I decided to join in and … Continue reading

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Paper ambivalence

Again.  I’m back to obsessing about paper.  Sigh.  This was prompted by a message to the local Urban Sketchers Google group inviting us to enter a small and miniature painting exhibit.  I looked through my paintings and I do have … Continue reading

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