Category Archives: Journal

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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A “Spinner” Page – Bats!!

I’ve seen this done, and usually the Spinny-Thing is a butterfly.  Here’s my take on it.  A Spinner Page in my Journal.  You lift the page up, turn the “thing” a few times, and then it spins around – pretty … Continue reading

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Watercolor landscape

This took about 15 minutes.  I love the semi-abstract look of this piece, and the areas where I scratched into the paper with the end of my paint brush.

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Loose washes with sketchy ink……..

I quite often have a watercolor piece that just doesn’t work, but more often than not, I can improve it by adding some skritchy ink lines……….  Hey, in my head, Skritchy is a legitimate word……….  Anyway, I took this 3 … Continue reading

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Faux Midori Notepad

I’m constantly thinking of things I need to do, but I KNOW that I won’t remember it by the time I get home, so I have to scramble to find a scrap of paper to make a note of it.  … Continue reading

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Mostly white…..

I am very much drawn to, and impressed by, watercolors that use hardly any color, and yet still convey the image or feeling of the artist’s intention.  I keep challenging myself with this, and here is the latest attempt.   It … 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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Such Varied Skill………….

Do you find that your skill level at drawing and/or painting varies day by day?  Man, mine sure does, and I don’t know what makes this so… Here are three cats that I drew and/or painted within about a week.  … 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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