Category Archives: Illustration

Magnolia Watercolor In My Journal

(Click any image to see it bigger in a new tab) This was a challenge with some Arty Friends……

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An Illustrated Map of Hawaii

(Click any image to see it bigger in a new tab) We’ve been going to Hawaii, on and off, for about 10 years now, and I finally did a Map showing all the fun adventures that we’ve had there, over … Continue reading

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Tiger….

So, this one was a disappointment. The initial pencil drawing was good. Then I added Indelible Ink Pen, but apparently I bought FAKE Sakura Micron Pens and they ran like mad, and made the whole painting really muddy.  (So, if … Continue reading

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Alcohol Based Markers

I’ve been seeing a LOT of art lately that’s done with Alcohol Based Markers, and some of it is amazing.  Blick’s had an 85% Off sale on a 24-piece set, so I bought it to give them a try. I … Continue reading

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A Nose…..

I drew a nose………. ‘nough said………….

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Figurative……….

I am really enjoying drawing faces and figures……….  I sketched this sexy lady from a photo of a Clay and Cloth Doll that someone had made and posted on the ‘net……

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Ink and Wash Face

I was trying to follow a YouTube Tutorial for drawing faces with watercolor, but the instructor went really fast.  Instead of pausing it, I just kept throwing paint onto the page and hoped for the best. Surprise!  That plan didn’t … Continue reading

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Watercolor Christmas Cards….

No description needed…………  Boy I love my studio…………

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Watercolor Heron

(Click any image to see it bigger in a new tab) I love how much white is in this piece  

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Watercolor Polar Bears

(Click any image to see it bigger in a new tab) More practice………. I love this first one, particularly the combination of hard edges and lost edges.   Something’s not quite right with this one; I lost some of the … Continue reading

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Watercolor Lovebirds

(Click any image to see it bigger in a new tab) Again, I’m doing practice pieces for when I have students in who want to try watercolor.  This is a potential for a class, done as a 10″ x 8″.  … Continue reading

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Watercolor Landscape

(Click any image to see it bigger in a new tab) After doing the Hummingbird, which turned out sort of OK, but didn’t feel at all like me, I needed to do something different. Here’s an impressionistic landscape, completely out … Continue reading

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Watercolor Hummingbird

(Click any image to see it bigger in a new tab) I’ve got a couple women coming over to try watercolor, and I was having trouble coming up with something to paint. I finally found a hummingbird, which is NOT … Continue reading

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Watercolor In My Journal

(Click any image to see it bigger in a new tab) I did this one while out “camping”, and by camping I mean being in our gorgeous 19 foot Travel Trailer. I copied it from an image I found on … Continue reading

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Some MORE Watercolor Christmas Postcards……

(Click any image to see it bigger in a new tab) Note:  I created a separate PAGE (as opposed to a Blog Post) for Christmas Cards that I’ve made.  Go here to see them, if you like. I promise that … Continue reading

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Some Watercolor Christmas Postcards……

(Click any image to see it bigger in a new tab) A few Christmas Cards that I painted in 2018 These first ones turned out quite well Fa La La La Llama…. But they’re not all keepers…..  

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More “found” Watercolor In My Journal

(Click any image to see it bigger in a new tab) A few more that I had forgotten about…..  sometimes my journal isn’t handy, but I’ve got scraps of watercolor paper laying around, so I paint on them, and tuck … Continue reading

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Pencil Sketch of an Eye

I just did a YouTube Tutorial by Darlene of RapidFireArt – Yowza, is this girl talented. I spent about an hour doing this drawing, and it was definitely time well spent.  All I used was a cheap 6B pencil, kneadable … Continue reading

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Watercolor In My Journal

(Click any image to see it bigger in a new tab) I forgotten that I’d done these pages…… A Japanese Lantern Plant In the style of an artist I admire – Karen Knutson Not sure why I drew this knobby-kneed … Continue reading

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Watercolor ArtDay With The Ladies

Another wonderful day in my studio with some creative, playful, fabulous friends!  2 have experience with watercolor, one has used watercolor 3 times. Here’s my version of the Koi that we painted: and Lorna’s Jackie’s Marilyn’s The Group

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