Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Painting at Double Peak Park in San Marcos

I got to paint with a new group at Double Peak Park. It was very cold and I kept wanting to quit but I kept at it.

Me and Kathryn


Kathryn's piece



Joyce's watercolor

Me and Joyce

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Sketching with 2bornot2bcollective

 I'm glad I found this virtual drawing group based out of the UK. They meet 3 times a week and always have great models. This week I sketched with Derwent Watercolor Pencils and watercolor.  @2bornot2bcollective Model was: @helenroeten

2-minute poses

5-minute poses

10-minute pose

15-minute pose

15-minute pose. This sketch was done with a water brush filled with ink then painted with watercolor.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Heidi Swapp Book Structure

 I took this #bookbinding course from @heidiswapp to learn a new #bookarts structure. Her book was a #memorybook made with #decorativepaper of different lengths. I made mine with my #vwbus #sticker old #watercolor #paintings and #pastepaper my book pages are all the same length and blank so that I can use it for a #sketchbook @ San Diego, California

Thursday, November 05, 2020

Bermuda - Map Crunch Drawing

I recently started doing value studies when painting. This sketch was created from Map Crunch. The value study was done with 3 water brushes filled with various amounts of ink and water.  
The colored sketch was done with a pencil and watercolor. 

Wednesday, November 04, 2020

Button Hole Stitch


These are two buttonhole stitch books I made using the instructions from Ali Manning's (Vintage Page Designs) monthly project. 

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Sketchbook Flip August 2019 thru October 2019


This is a sketchbook that was made for me by my friend Alicia Hallett. The sketchbook is made with watercolor paper and is 10 x 11 inches. 1:42 minutes.

Monday, September 07, 2020

Portrait Party with SF Sketchers Meet Up Group

 The focus was on wigs and hair. I was surprised by how many people possessed wigs. It was a fun session with some great poses. The poses were 1 minute, 3 minutes, 6 minutes, and 10 minutes.

I drew with a Platinum Preppy with brown ink and a mechanical pencil. I painted with watercolor.

Sunday, September 06, 2020

My latest mini zine is now available on Etsy.

This zine is made from one sheet of paper and contains 6 pages.
It is made from copies of my original artwork which consisted of collage, pen and ink drawings, hand-carved stamps, and watercolor.
The zine will answer the question, What Good are Vultures, and How Do Vultures Digest Bones?

The mini-zine is approximately
4.25 inches x 2.75 inches


$2.00 for one zine

Tuesday, September 01, 2020

Sketchbook Flip May 10 2020 August 14 2020

This is a handmade Coptic stitch book with various papers. The cover was made with a Gelli Print I made with fern leaves. The latch was constructed with leather and a little piece of wood. The book contains direct watercolor practice, urban sketches, plein air sketches in watercolor, quotes, and notes from Eric Rhoades' morning talks on Facebook. During this period I also attended many Zoom sessions of portrait parties and life drawing.
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Sunday, August 23, 2020

Vulture Mini Book

This is the 3rd mini book I created using the binding I learned in the Seth Apter Class, "Mini Book Madness. I focused on Vultures this time. The book contains orginal drawings, watercolor, mixed media and collage.

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Lake Dixon With Inland Painters


My watercolor of the vending area at Lake Dixon

Since I photographed everyone I thought I would take a "self-portrait".

Kathy Aldrich water-based oils.


Pat Titus Oils


Marlene Tague Watercolors


Sue Ann Daffara Oils

Sue Ann

Cheryl Watercolor

Friday, August 07, 2020

Mini Book Madness Part 2


This is the 2nd book I made from the class I took from Seth Apter. The structure was made using  a binding bar, creating mixed media pages and gluing them in to form the book. 

Sunday, August 02, 2020

San Francisco Sketchers Meetup at Zoom

The San Francisco Meetup Group Zoom meeting today had the subject of teeth. All of the models were to show their teeth. We started with 1 and 3-minute poses.

We went on to 6 and 10 minute poses.
I was able to add a bit of watercolor due to the extra time during the 10-minute poses.

Saturday, August 01, 2020

Urban Sketchers - Draw Your Kitchen Zoom Meeting

I drew a little corner of my kitchen.

Felicita Park, Escondido

These are from a paint out at Felicita Park in Escondido. We all wore masks and stayed 6 feet apart. There were a few families passing by us on the trail because we painted close to the bridge by the little stream. It's a nice place to walk with plenty of shade.

My watercolor of the path ahead.

Kathy Aldrich

Pat Titus

and then there is this...