Tag Archives: Still Life

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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Two Stuffed Birds

Today I did something new and sketched stuffed birds. The San Diego Watercolor Society created several still life compositions featuring birds and invited members to come by for a few hours. I expected that since stuffed birds are unable to fly … Continue reading

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Light for the Sunflowers

Last Monday I sketched these sunflowers in this same setting. I liked it because it was a simple bold design. However,  after two days of looking at the sketch alongside the flowers in my living room, I decided it would … Continue reading

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Sunflowers for Marci

I bought five huge sunflowers and as I sketched began to think of a school counselor I worked with years ago who loves sunflowers more than anyone else I know. At the start of each year she poured her heart … Continue reading

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More Flowers in a Vase

I picked up today where I left off yesterday, painting flowers in a vase. The vase is in the same place on my desk but this time I painted with gouache on black paper, not with transparent watercolor on white paper … Continue reading

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Flowers in a Vase

I kept working on flowers today, which was really about working on color, line, harmony and contrast. It was a lot to think about and I took several photos of the sketch as I worked on it. As you can see, it … Continue reading

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Bouquet for a Happy Valentine’s Day

  Sending a bouquet for a Happy Valentine’s Day to all! This is a pastel and gouache sketch on black paper.  

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