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Stretching outside my comfort zone

At In-N-Out Burger. Comparing line and no line in the #30x30DirectWatercolor2018 challenge. Continue reading

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Direct Watercolor Strategy #4: Zoom and Crop

Taking the #30x30DirectWatercolor2018 challenge? Strategy #4: Zoom and Crop Continue reading

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Direct Watercolor Strategy #3: Don’t Stop at One

Taking the #30x30DirectWatercolor2018 challenge? Strategy #3: Don’t Stop at One! Continue reading

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Direct Watercolor Strategy #2: Do a small study

When ‘direct watercolor’ isn’t your go-to painting strategy, and you’re taking the #30x30DirectWatercolor2018 challenge, you need some strategies to take the leap: Strategy #1: Pick a forgiving subject Continue reading

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Direct Watercolor Strategy #1: Pick a forgiving subject

When ‘direct watercolor’ isn’t your go-to painting strategy, and you’re taking the #30x30DirectWatercolor2018 challenge, you need some strategies to take the leap: Strategy #1: Pick a forgiving subject Continue reading

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30×30 Direct Watercolor: Are you in?

I’m joining  Marc Holmes , Liz Steel, Uma Kelkar, and Anne-Laure Jacquart in this watercolor challenge in June. The challenge? 30 paintings in 30 days of June. Quick, Direct. No fuss. Big or small. On location. Or not. Why? Because there’s just … Continue reading

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Mostly black and white

My daily sketching practice has gotten a bit, shall we say, sketchy lately. So to try and get back to little studies last week, I decided to try and draw everyday: not big ambitious pieces, but with some focus: working … Continue reading

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