Category Archives: Class

Ink in color block

It’s my intent to go to every Mixed Media play day that Janice Berkebile offers at Daniel Smith mothership. What she does is not my usual art practice (USk, on location sketching) but it’s good to learn new things and … Continue reading

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Corn and Watercolor

This morning was another fun time exploring watercolors with Jodi Steele at the Daniel Smith mothership. I played around with some new colors. Then I experimented with the Black Lava Salt I got at the airport in Iceland. It does … Continue reading

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Sandy demos trees

I’ve gotten to know Sandy Allnock a bit and admire her art from Urban Sketchers Tacoma. Today she did a demo at Daniel Smith about painting watercolor trees.  She has an avid following on social media and her on-line classes. … Continue reading

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Who knew?

Who knew the lowly ballpoint could be such a versatile drawing instrument? Obviously, Gabi Campanario did.  This was Urban Sketcher Seattle’s last 10×10 Workshop for the year, “Urban Sketching wtih a Ballpoint Pen”. Gabi started with some history and observations … Continue reading

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Lots of medium

As I always do, I arrived a little early in order to browse the Daniel Smith mothership. I found that Stillman and Birn sketchbooks have been fully restocked. Almost to overflowing! Janice Berkebile continues to offer interesting demos at Daniel … Continue reading

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In Progress

We’re getting closer. Only one more workshop day left. Today’s was focused on making a journal page by drawing in ink and painting with watercolor. Janice brought a plethora of possible subjects, all from nature. There were seed pods, grocery … Continue reading

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The new greys

Brenda Swenson did a demo on “negative painting” which will be the subject of her four day workshop this week at Daniel Smith. BTW, it’s sold out.  She allows no photography of any kind so… no photos of it and … Continue reading

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Journal workshop

As usual, I arrived early and was fortunate to find an all-day parking spot at Daniel Smith mothership.  While waiting, I did a sketch of my view. After a delay due to the snow storm, today was the start of … Continue reading

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Two day workshop

This was a 2 day workshop with Ann Breckon held in a room in an office building in Bellevue. We were a group of 8, smaller than planned but weather might have had something to do with it. There was … Continue reading

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Composition demo

Sandy Allnock offered a demo today at Daniel Smith on the topic of “Expression through Composition”.  She’ll offer a full day workshop next Saturday (Feb 2). Her training is in illustration and graphic design. Her medium has been copic markers … Continue reading

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