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I think I really like watercolors. 

So another really long break between posts. :(

Started doing some more watercolor stuff recently. Have never been a huge fan of watercolors. Not sure why, probably because I don’t know how to use them well. 33 more words


Crockett's Funky Main Street

Inspired by a wonderful urban plein air painting workshop and demo by one of my favorite artists, Randy Sexton, I sketched the main street in the funky little town of Crockett that houses his studio, … 114 more words

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Busby's Orchid in Sadie's Footprint Pot

For Mothers’ Day my daughter-in-law Brittney gave me this adorable flower-pot that she and her mom decorated with my grandbaby Sadie’s footprints (dipped in paint) as the wings of a butterfly. 102 more words

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Angry cats and things....

It has been way too long my friends. I apologize. So to make up for it and if my data plan allows it, I shall bombard you with snaps from my sketchbook. 36 more words


Leo Take Two: Same Dog, Revised Painting

After I varnished Leo’s painting and was going to deliver it to the family that commissioned it, I realized I wasn’t satisfied with the background. I asked for and was granted permission to adjust it.  288 more words

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Leo: A Dog Portrait in Oil and Gouache

Leo is the same breed as my pup Millie, a Formosan Mountain Dog (both rescued from the streets of Taiwan), except Leo has dark brindle fur which I found much more difficult to paint than  253 more words

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