Author Archives: Sarah Sullivan

About Sarah Sullivan

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Søndersø Moment

After a very social weekend, it felt good to walk over to Søndersø, a small lake north of Copenhagen, and paint for the day. I found a bench near a swimming beach and spread out my gear. The sunlight and … Continue reading

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Rhododendrons of Nivå

Yesterday I went to a rhododendron garden in Nivå, a small Danish municipality north of Copenhagen. There my desire to paint plein air overcame my Southern California reluctance to call 50 Degrees F (10 C) acceptable painting weather. There were … Continue reading

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A Better Black Paper

We passed an art supply store in Belgium and, out of curiosity, went in. Looking over their selection of paper, I noticed that they had a black watercolor paper made by Royal Talens under their van Gogh label. Although I … Continue reading

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Describing Nature’s Beauty

There are so many ways of looking at, thinking about, and admiring nature. Some do it with words, photos, or paint, others in less common ways. Over the years I have come to appreciate the perspective of my favorite mathematician, … Continue reading

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View from the Lighthouse

We stopped for the day on the Azores Island, Praia da Victória. I was able to get in a quick sketch as we rested on our way up to the lighthouse.

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At Sea

We are three days into a trip across the Atlantic, from Fort Lauderdale to Copenhagen. Sixteen days to sketch two of my favorite subjects, people and seascapes, what good fortune I have. Here are a few sketches from these past … Continue reading

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The Flower Fields at Carlsbad

I went with friends today to Carlsbad, a small coastal city about 30-minutes north of San Diego. This time of year the commercial ranunculus flowers fields with their rows of bright colors draw people from all over. We spent the … Continue reading

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