Tag Archives: Gouache

The Research Paper

Several months ago, I sketched a figure that I liked quite a bit. However, it had an unfinished look. It was a figure in need of a background. I finally decided that since this particular model has a thoughtful demeanor, … Continue reading

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In a Hard Place

After a long holiday with lots of excitement and guests, it felt good today to go to the watercolor gallery and paint for a morning. My plan for the year is to use these practice sessions to become more confident … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays to Everyone!

Wishing you and yours the very best as we go forward into 2020!

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Windansea Surfers

Yesterday at Windansea Beach I did several quick sketches of the surfers and the sea. My goal was to quickly show the colors and movement of the surfers and sea.

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Oh that Wind and Sea!

Sometimes place names are particularly descriptive. Windansea Beach, along the coast of San Diego, is one of those places. When you are there and ready to paint, it is clear what your painting needs to be about. The blues of … Continue reading

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In the Eucalyptus Grove

I continue to work on backgrounds for the 20-minute figure sketches I do on Thursdays. This background is taken from a plein air sketch of a eucalyptus grove I did recently.

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Holiday Party

Our model today wore a mink coat and hat, which I painted purple with a filbert brush, a brush I use most often for grasses in landscapes. I added in the couple and the tree in the background to suggest … Continue reading

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