Sketchbook #12: Lunchtime Mini Gouache

I paint tiny gouaches. Not because I don't want to paint larger ones but mostly because I end up not finishing them or not even starting them. These tiny paintings are hard to NOT finish :)

Sketchbook #12: Lunchtime Mini Gouache

Spring in California - Magnolias and Google Construction Site.

Sketchbook #112: Spring in California - Magnolias and Google Construction Site.

Sketchbook #112: Practice, Practice.

Posted: Feb 24, 2018 | | Labels: , , , , , ,

Ball Point pen and Parallel pen.

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Sketchbook #112: Black Belt Training

Sketchbook #112: Black Belt TrainingSketchbook #112: Black Belt Training

Sketchbook #112: Black Belt Training

These training sessions happen early in the morning and even though I bring a full set of watercolors with me I haven't used them yet - too cold! But little by little all the heat that comes from a group of good 20-30 people running and jumping penetrates my senses and then I can start thinking about color. Though by that time my feet are too cold and I have to run too ;)

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Sketchbook #112: Black Belt Training

Posted: Feb 21, 2018 | | Labels: , ,

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Sketchbook #112: View of a sketchbook spread with mini gouaches.

Posted: Feb 20, 2018 | | Labels: , , ,

Sketchbook #112: View of a sketchbook spread with mini gouaches.

Sketchbook #112: Project Based Learning

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Sketchbook #112: Reading Time

Posted: Feb 16, 2018 | | Labels: , , , ,

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Sketchbook #112: Running and Sketching

Posted: Feb 15, 2018 | | Labels: , , ,

I carry a small sketchbook and pen in my pocket while I run and draw when I stop to stretch or at the end of the interval. Sometimes it's just scribbles and I never post them here and sometimes I post them anyway :)

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Sketchbook #112: My Palettes

Posted: Feb 14, 2018 | | Labels: , , , ,

I draw my tools pretty regularly - just because they are right in front of me :)


But this time I decided to allocate first pages of a new sketchbook (it's a Stillman & Birn Alpha softcover) specifically for a record of my current palettes and colors.

This is something I saw in Liz Steel's sketchbook - and later noticed that a great many other artists enjoy this ritual :)


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Sketchbook #111: Waiting

Posted: Feb 13, 2018 | | Labels: ,

This is the last sketch form this book - quick waiting sketch.

Sketchbook #111: Waiting

Sketchbook #111: Cello Practice

Posted: Feb 12, 2018 | | Labels: , , , , ,

I took my gouache set and drew with the paint (there was no chance for a proper water container so I used two water brushes and only two colors).
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Sketchbook #111: Sketching during a school performance.

Posted: Feb 11, 2018 | | Labels: , ,

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Sketchbook #111: Everyday Life - reading and looking at flowers.

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Sketchbook #111: Tulips

Posted: Feb 8, 2018 | | Labels: , , , ,

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Sketchbook #111: Tulips

Posted: Feb 7, 2018 | | Labels: , ,

I think the number of layers of gouache here is making paint crumble. Figuring out values when painting in gouache is hardest for me and I often make many layers to fix things... I ended up adding a bit of color pencil to save this spread.

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Sketchbook #111: Black Belt Training

Posted: Feb 6, 2018 | | Labels: , , , ,

There are several dogs that come to the black belt training sessions. I am not sure they are into this whole belt thing but they bring a lot of enthusiasm to this early morning adventure of ours!

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Sketchbook #111 - Tulips

Posted: Feb 5, 2018 | | Labels: , ,

Sketchbook #111 - Tulips

Sketchbook #111: Treasures

Posted: Feb 4, 2018 | | Labels: , ,

I found a bag filled with rocks and other treasures in my backpack. I wonder how long I've been carrying it around...

Sketchbook #111: Treasures

Sketchbook #111: My Life Drawing Class

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Sketchbook #111: Veggies

Posted: Feb 2, 2018 | | Labels: , , , ,

Gouache in my sketchbook.

Sketchbook #111: Veggies

Sketchbook #111: Everyday Life

Posted: Feb 1, 2018 | | Labels:

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