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A social owl

Another Watercolor Social at Daniel Smith today.  Jodi had suggested applying Incredible (brand) mask * with a small, pointed color shaper *.   I tried it today.  I works quite well and dries fairly quickly… though not a fast as the … Continue reading

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Hello, sailor.

Another Sunday Social Watercolor at Daniel Smith Seattle.  Jody had DS watercolor sticks for us to test.  I’ve already used them.  So I pulled out one of the many photos I carry with me to these. This is not my … Continue reading

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Parallel watercolor play

Jodi Steele organizes the Watercolor Socials at Daniel Smith Seattle.  I really like going as it is such a pleasant diversion.  Today was a little less social in that everyone seemed intent on their paintings and there was less chatter … Continue reading

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Social Watercolor

Today I was able to get out for two art things. Thing 1 was my first “Social Water Color” ** gathering at the Daniel Smith mothership in Seattle.  After the horrendous news earlier this am, it was good to get … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to my family, friends and other readers!  This is my international Christmas display. The wooden tree from Ikea is about 16 inches.  The small table cloth was purchased when we lived in Germany.  The Pooh bear was bought … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas Eve

from my imagination; Stillman & Birn Zeta; Daniel Smith watercolors, Platinum Carbon Black in a Platinum Cool Pen

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Father Christmas

This is from Fort Nisqually’s poster for “A 19th Century Christmas”, held on 6 December.  I usually don’t draw from any photos other than my own.  This was quite interesting and compelling. NaNoDrawMo #52 The original photo is by Russ … Continue reading

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More indoor sketches

Though it might be fairly nice out this afternoon, I’m still resting my knee.  It’s better and I’ll be walking on it quite a bit tomorrow.  Thus, I’m just sketching inside today. The first is this wild Seahawks decorated car … Continue reading

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It’s turned into a beautiful day.  But I’m not going out to sketch as I’ve had a very painful knee for several days.  I’m using some treatments that are working and it feels much better today.  But I don’t want … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

It’s the Chinese New Year – Year of the Horse Not a new sketch but one from a year ago I did from a photo of a friend’s horse.

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