Category Archives: Drawings

Another Costume

Two more watercolor sketches today done from a model in costume. Not my best work but fun to play.

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Gouache Doodles

Some little sketches out of my head on the patio this afternoon while the kids played.

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Sketch

I didn’t have much time to work today but did this little sketch in my sketchbook that I’m pretty happy about.

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End of the Year

It’s the end of another year. Here’s what I’ve been up to the past few days. Tomorrow is New Year’s Day and I always paint outside in the morning because nearly everyone is asleep.

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Eggs

A few weeks ago I came across a remarkable little painting by Sarah Goodridge done in 1828 (Beauty Revealed, at the Metropolitan Museum). It’s a very small topless self-portrait of just her breasts done in watercolor when she was 40 … Continue reading

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A Quick Me

Just a quick self-portrait today in watercolor on toned paper. A little touch of white but mostly transparent allowing the brown tone of the paper to carry much of the color. Still not too crazy about this paper. Tomorrow I’ll … Continue reading

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Sketchbook

Here are some practice pages I do in my sketchbook. Nothing fancy. Just playing. It’s important for me to do things like this. I experiment. Trial and error. It’s how I learn.

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Figure

Went to figure drawing group last night. Some warm up drawings first. Then a watercolor, maybe an hour and a half.  

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Fourth of July

We went to my parents’ house for the Fourth of July. I painted a watercolor of some flowers at their house last year too. And we took the kids to the Howell Living History Farm. I got to draw animals while … Continue reading

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Figure

Went to a figure drawing group last night. Some warm up short poses first. Then I did this in about an hour. I may play with it later to add some more cool tones around the figure so everything’s not … Continue reading

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