Category Archives: Class

Online 10×10

This morning I participated in my first fully interactive Zoom workshop. It was the Urban Sketchers Portland 10×10 workshop with Rita Sabler, titled “Quiet Reflections”. It was a 3 hour session that was almost like being in person. There was … Continue reading

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Screen people

Here’s another page of people from screens.  Two are from photos.  Two are sketched “live” while on video conference.   (9×12 mixed media Bee Super Deluxe sketchbook, ballpoint pen or pencil). I attended the 3.5 hour Sketchbook Skool workshop with France … Continue reading

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Follow along

This was the first time I tried a paint along project via YouTube.  It was by a Yorkshire Urban Sketcher whose workshop I’d hoped to take when I was there last October.  But I’d missed it by a week or … Continue reading

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The rocker

Since I’m being an “artist in residence”, I stayed in to draw my grandfather’s rocker… twice.  I inherited it when my grandmother died in 1977.  He predeceased her.  I remember being a child and sitting in it in their home. … Continue reading

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Watercolor Pencil

Yesterday I attended a demo at Daniel Smith store titled “Creative uses for Watercolor Pencil” offered by Jenna Roby.  What follows is from my notes and my observations. Jenna prefers Faber-Castell’s Albrecht Dürer Watercolor Pencils and recommends the 24 pencil … Continue reading

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Jan NWWS

I only attend the North West Watercolor Society (NWWS) meeting when it’s held at Daniel Smith Seattle store (the mothership). That’s about every other month. The other location is just too difficult up 405 at rush hour! After the business … Continue reading

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Pelicans

I spent half the day in a group workshop. Frances had the idea to study art books and techniques and invited a few friends to join her. Today was our first meeting, at which we reviewed the content of Steven … Continue reading

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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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