Monthly Archives: June 2011

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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Desert Sunset on Velvet Pastel Paper

When I took drawing lessons in Houston, TX, my teacher had some velvet paper that we used for pastels.  I have looked for YEARS for that paper and have tried many different pastel papers, each claiming to be the ideal … Continue reading

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A few watercolor experiments

These are all from last weekend when I experimented a little with the watercolors.  I used watercolors, alcohol, salt, the plastic bag from a bag of oranges, and some plastic wrap.  If you look at it sideways, it almost looks … Continue reading

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