Category Archives: lines

pastorale

This landscape was done in watercolor class a few weeks ago. Our instructor had talked about how colors in the distance are softer, lighter, and more muted, then demonstrated doing a landscape with a series of washes: sky, distant mountains, … Continue reading

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cool reflections

I’m pretty sure this is my new favorite watercolor; I love the composition, love the colors, love the white space, and totally love the rocks and the gently fading purple and blue. I painted this one afternoon during workshop time … Continue reading

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pouring a landscape

Sometimes I manage to create a piece of art work that I just love to look at, and this is one of them. I am very pleased with the texture in the trees, the the coolness of the blue bleeding … Continue reading

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exploration in gray

This little drawing was done one day in drawing class when I just needed a little diversionary break. I grabbed a scrap of bristol paper (7×11) and an assortment of warm grays (Prismacolor) and just started doing some cross-hatching, with … Continue reading

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stripes and white space

One day I walked into my watercolor class and saw a vase of flowers and a long piece of bunched-up striped fabric arranged across the worktable. “Uh oh,” I thought. The very idea of dealing with all that fabric seemed … Continue reading

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playing around

Just for fun, last week I did four little watercolor “pours” with the idea that I would do some drawing on them. The purple and blue landscape is about 8×9 and the smallest, the green and yellow landscape, is about … Continue reading

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landscaping

One Sunday morning in December, while listening to a math educator’s closing speech at a math conference at Asilomar, I was observing patterns in the building’s architecture while drawing in my sketchbook. (I had recently discovered that I hear better … Continue reading

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