Tag Archives: urban sketchers

Where’s the line?

I’ll be doing a lot of direct watercolor posts this month. But that’s just in addition to what I usually do, not instead of it. Here are a bunch of random sketches from the last few days in my sketchbook. … Continue reading

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Direct Watercolor, Day 1

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 #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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Downtown San Jose

These three pieces are from last week when I painted with Nina Khashchina.┬áThis one is at San Jose State University, such a beautiful, green oasis in the middle of the city! We moved on to the San Jose Museum of … Continue reading

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March for Our Lives, San Jose

Today San Jose joined the nationwide movement┬áMarch for Our Lives calling for sensible gun legislation. The pouring rain did nothing to dampen anyone’s enthusiasm. It was inspiring to see young people turn up in large numbers and lead the march. … Continue reading

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