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Posts tagged ‘Watercolor’

Sunday’s Steeple

I went to my friend’s church for a little meeting and was inspired by their church steeple. It’s a little wonky but fun to do. I think I’ve move from domes to steeples. And Sunday is a good to post it.

Evotion Of A painting

This is the second page in my Stonehenge sample paper sketchbook. It’s on hot press paper and I thought it would be fun to take pictures at each step.  

The first one is just the pen and ink work which lays down beautifully on this smooth paper.

The second one is adding water to the soluble ink.

The last one is finished with watercolor. Those are my subjects on the right side.

I am really loving this hot press Stonehenge paper! I can see where certain subjects would be better on the cold press and rough press but in the meantime I’m embracing this type.

Special Purpose Sketchbook


Another sketchbook I made but for a special purpose.

I received some free Stonehenge watercolor paper: hot press, cold press and rough press, so I decided to put them in their own sketchbook. That way I can test each one with some small sketches.

I used a cracker box for the covers and painted on the inside of them to complete the look.

One irritating thing was the Stonehenge label that refused to come off the paper but I did get 4 pieces of each sheet to work on so no worries.

Daisy and haiku on the first page:

          ‘Just fooling around

           With ink and watercolor

           On Stonehenge paper’

Paint a Bird Day

Sitting at the lake sketching. It’s ‘paint a bird’ day and if you look closely you can see the bird sitting high on the tree branch. 

So relaxing sitting here enjoying the nice weather and sketching. I needed this day!  

This is the first I’ve posted from my iPhone so not sure how it will turn out. 

Cold and Colder

How cold is it? Yesterday the low was 35 F and today is a little colder. Winter in Arizona! Snow in the mountains but none here in the valley. 


           ‘Even my T. Bear

             Needs a warm-y hat and scarf

             40 is cold here!’

Ink and watercolor in my Hobonichi planner

Cartoon From The Past


This was a piece of art I did in 2013 and it came as a memory on Facebook today.   I love Maxine. 

It cracks me all over again because I remember the fun I had doing it.

And I haven’t changed 😂😂😂

Hilltop Beauty

This is a scene I see every time I go east on River Rd, a building high on a hill. It is especially pretty against the sky and I have wanted to paint it for years. That desire finally became reality when I took a photo to use as a resource.

And write a haiku:

              ‘It’s hilltop beauty

                Using the sky as background

                Beauty for our eyes’

Watercolor in my 8×8″ sketchbook with Arches 140# cold press WC paper

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