Category Archives: Studio

Practicing Textures

I’ve had this book for years but haven’t done much with it.   “Creating Textures in Pen and Ink with Watercolor” by Claudia Nice. It’s been so rainy that I decided this is a good time to start going through it.  … Continue reading

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More ink practice

I’ve had chores that have kept me at home but I’ve still had time to do some more pen and ink practice in between projects.  Steve Reddy’s post of drawings from the newspaper’s obit page was a great idea.  I … Continue reading

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It smells like York

My two large Yorkshire Rose (rosa alba semi-plena) bushes are blooming.  These are old roses that only bloom once but while they do, the scent is gorgeous!  Made a journal page today.  Cut off 2 blooms to put in a … Continue reading

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Lest we forget…..

The day before Memorial Day – In remembrance of our war dead and their families…… Though I never want to deal the crowds on Memorial Day itself, for the past few years I have visited Tahoma National Cemetery in the … Continue reading

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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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