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Experiments with Ink and Water

I’ve never enjoyed using a water brush to paint with. But I’ve recently discovered that I quite enjoy it as a drawing tool. Continue reading

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Surprising Santa Fe: Potter’s Pink Adobe

If you paint in watercolors, don’t go to Santa Fe without Potter’s Pink in your palette. YOu’ll need it to paint all the wonderful colors you see in adobe structures everywhere. Even when I wanted to achieve warmer more ochre-based … Continue reading

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Surprising Santa Fe: Flamenco?

I didn’t expect to be at a flamenco performance in Santa Fe, but on one rainy day of museum-hopping we found El Flamenco. And what a treat it was. Besides the fabulous performances, El Flamenco has a community outreach program and … Continue reading

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Surprising Santa Fe: Chili Peppers and Stormy Skies

This is Santa Fe Plaza. Huge bunches of red chili peppers hang everywhere. And this is the view from our rental apartment. I loved those monsoon skies and the lighting and thunder. Gotta love watercolor blooms!  

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New Mexico, land of surprises

I’m just back from a week in New Mexico. Most of the time I was in Santa Fe, but we did a bunch of day trips outside the city too. I have so many images in my head and things … Continue reading

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More sketching in the South Bay

Another great thing about having visiting sketchers? You end up meeting all your local sketching friends that you really should meet more often. Day 2 of sketching with Liz Steel , was an opportunity to meet up with Nina Khashchina and Gay … Continue reading

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A big week of sketching at ‘home’

Sketching near home is always a challenge for me. It’s harder to see the world through fresh eyes when you are in your everyday surroundings. And that’s when it’s lovely to have an urban sketcher from out of town visit … Continue reading

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