Tag Archives: Gouache

Orchids on My Desk, day 2

These orchids have totally captured my attention. I can’t stop thinking about how to paint them better.

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Orchids on My Desk

My neighbor gave me orchids the other day and I picked them up today to move them to a better location. But something happened and I ended up painting them instead.

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Hot Days Are the Best!

What could be better than playing in a fountain surrounded by your parents on a hot day?

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Second Thoughts

Painting from models is great, except that you need to work really fast to complete a sketch in 20 minutes. Working quickly is fun, actually exhilarating, kind of like the feeling of running or skiing downhill a little too fast. … Continue reading

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Reaching for the Sun

We had such beautiful flowers today at my friend’s home, where we painted as we hid from the summer heat. The sunflowers seemed to be reaching for the sun and the sun in turn seemed to be eager to enter … Continue reading

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Not a Party Girl

This sketch is from a model with gorgeous hair and a quiet demeanor. With her chin down and her right shoulder raised, I thought she looked like a reluctant party attendee. I liked the way she tilted her head with … Continue reading

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Still Life on a Summer Day

I met up with some friends this morning and we painted flowers in vases, which is a pretty good way to paint on a hot summer day.

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