Category Archives: Watercolor

My roots are made of celluloid

I was born in the early 1950s and cannot remember a time when I wasn’t swooning over cartoons. The ones that my generation grew up with were crafted by Warner Brothers’ Looney Tunes, Disney, and Hanna-Barbera. These were our versions … Continue reading

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I just finished a sketchbook

When you are using a 160-page sketchbook, as well as two other ‘specialty’ sketchbooks, all at the same time, it is a big deal when you Finish A Sketchbook. Why three at once you ask? Simple. 1) I want one … Continue reading

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Globetrotting as a Local Sport

Living about an hour away from a large, relatively old city means I can go there, I don’t have to go there, so I rarely go there. You can know intellectually that you are near a goldmine, but gee, it takes effort to grab … Continue reading

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It’s all about the P.A.U.S.E.

Two days ago I taught my last marathon art class for the foreseeable future. It was not my last art class, not by a long shot. But I won’t attempt to do another five-hour-straight “everything you need to know to … Continue reading

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I’m just sittin’ here, taking notes…

That’s all my artwork is. My hieroglyphic representation of “Whoa, look at that! No, zoom in. I mean it, REALLY look at that!” First, a place to sit. Then slowly scan the area until the skip happens, when my glance … Continue reading

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That Dang Adolescent Period

A few years back I came across a great video on the importance of doing watercolor value studies. I wish I had saved the link because I would love to give this man credit for changing my life. The big … Continue reading

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Deep, not wide

I was chatting with a friend this morning about how grateful I am to have found the art supply that fulfills all my creative desires (watercolor), that I am not even curious about other media, that I am content exploring … Continue reading

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