Tag Archives: Watercolor

Two Fishermen

I went down to Elk Pond today to practice painting reflections. It was a beautiful morning and the colors of the trees, sky, and mountains were sharp and clear. However, I soon found that painting water reflections is similar to … Continue reading

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Trunks in a Meadow

  I love the look of tree trunks against the grasses and shrubs in a meadow. And I also like the layered look that the different grasses in a field make, stretching from edge to edge. I did not have … Continue reading

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View from the Flatirons

We are in the Boulder Colorado area for a few days. This morning I went up on the Flatirons above Boulder and admired the view. From the Flatirons, the Great Plains seem to begin at the edge of Boulder and … Continue reading

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Eating at the Isla de las Piedras

Yesterday we walked over to the harbor and then took a water taxi to Isla de las Piedras (Stone Island). The island is really a peninsula with a long sandy beach, gentle swimming, and casual restaurants. We walked, swam, sat, … Continue reading

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Looking Downward

This morning I worked on figure drawing at a nearby open studio. I like this one because I caught his dejected look.

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First Try On The Rise

Today we drove about 50 miles to Telluride Colorado where I will be sketching while my husband works here for the the next four weeks. What with breaking down our old campsite and moving into the rental here I never … Continue reading

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View From Our Campsite

All week I have been enjoying the view of the forest and road from our campsite. While not as spectacular as the meadow, I love the way the trees disappear into the dark green of the forest and decided it … Continue reading

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Two Listeners 

This morning before leaving Chicago we stopped for a working breakfast with a lifelong friend. First we ate and caught up on our news and then I sketched while they worked a bit. I was looking forward to this sketch … Continue reading

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Along a Petaluma Path

  This sketch is more of a record of a few hours than a sketch of a specific time. I started this sketch along a path outside of Petaluma California early this morning when the skies were gray and there … 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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Home Again

No matter how wonderful the trip, it is always good to come back home again.  Sometimes I avoid laundry but after two weeks in a suitcase it is a pleasure to sort through and get everything clean and back in … Continue reading

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Breakfast in Kauai

  What better way to start the day than to sketch with pen and watercolor? Especially a sketch of breakfast in a cheerful kitchen with a backdrop of the Pacific Ocean and the Kauai landscape? I like this sketch because … Continue reading

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Bev Makes Dinner

It is so much fun to try to capture a lively scene. My friend Bev moves around her busy Hawaiian kitchen with a confidence that inspires my deep admiration. My only complaint is that she never holds still!  I sketched … Continue reading

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Along the North Shore of Oahu

Yesterday we circumnavigated Oahu, stopping to sketch, swim and enjoy the island from time to time. I wanted to convey my admiration for the island, surf and the people who take pleasure in it and made a series of quick … Continue reading

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Sketching Urban Sketchers at the Farm Stand

This morning I sketched with the Urban Sketchers at the West Farm Stand in Escondido. I liked the diagonal that the row of sketchers formed against the horizon of the field. The semi rural setting was full of new spring color and I … Continue reading

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Beachcomber

At the beach this afternoon a girl wading along the shoreline searching for shells and stones caught my eye. I noticed her focus as she bent forward to peer into the water and liked the way the wind blew her … Continue reading

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An Artist at Torrey Pines State Park

There is something beautiful about the intensity of an artist as they paint. This morning at Torrey Pines I looked over and saw an artist in the distance. She was engrossed in the place and in her painting. I noticed … Continue reading

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October Beach Day

Our watercolor class met today up on the Torrey Pines plateau that overlooks the sea below. We were in the midst of coastal scrub and pine trees with sandstone mesas in the distance. Lots to paint and I painted away … Continue reading

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On the Balcony in Budapest

We rented a one bedroom apartment with a balcony for the week here in Budapest. The complex is made up of three buildings, encircling a central courtyard. It is wonderful to sit outside, four stories above the busy downtown district, … Continue reading

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