Category Archives: Art

Dogs, Dogs, Dogs….

Lately, I’ve really enjoyed drawing Dogs.  I have a couple of different Walter Foster “Dogs” books (one very old and one new) and I also have a couple of live models, ZZ and Frita.  ZZ is a very energetic 5 year old Golden … Continue reading

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Draw something mythical

First of all, I can’t believe it’s been 2 months since I last posted….  I will try to post more often.  After all, I have been drawing daily, I just haven’t been posting regularly.  I have never considered myself an … Continue reading

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Zion National Park – “The Three Patriarchs”

This watercolor sketch was created from a photo I took in Zion National Park. This is called “The Three Patriarchs”, named for Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Reverend Frederick Fisher named this place in the early 1900’s. I took the photo … Continue reading

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Never assume your painting will be unworthy of putting in the sketchbook

Soooo, this next watercolor sketch was one I did quickly on the night of August 14, 2011 after visiting Zion National Park.  I wanted to do something to practice and keep my daily art streak alive but I figured it … Continue reading

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Bryce Canyon Plein Air Watercolor Sketch

I had the opportunity to visit Bryce Canyon National Park in August.  While there, I was able to sit and do a plein air watercolor sketch (my FIRST live sketch in nature) at Sunrise Point on August 12, 2011.  I used … Continue reading

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My Koi Watercolor Color Chart

One of my artistic goals is to do more plein air sketching.  Most of my sketching is with pencil but I have recently seen so many beautiful watercolor sketches that I decided I would give it a try.  At first, I bought … Continue reading

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“Recent” Drawing Exercises from “Artistic Fitness”

I titled this “Recent” because the oldest is almost two months old…. I am trying to catch up on some posts and there are lots of things I want to post….so this will be a shotgun post of several days of drawings over … Continue reading

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I have arrived!…..well…..then again, maybe not….

So, week before last, I decided to draw ZZ while I had a few minutes waiting on Louie to get home.  I figured it needed to be a quick sketch and I was able to do the following sketch in … Continue reading

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Sketches from the past week

As some of  you know, I have done something artistic (pencils, pastels, or watercolors) EVERY day since Dec 25.  That’s almost 6 months!!!!  Last week, I had to spend a little time in a couple of doctor’s offices so I took … Continue reading

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Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust

Here’s one of my recent pastels on black velvet pastel paper.  I used soft pastel sticks (Rembrandt and a cheaper brand that I don’t remember) and Faber-Castell Pitt pastel pencils.  For many of the stars and clusters, I used sandpaper and sanded some of … Continue reading

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