Sep 12, 2020
I took the nonagenarian to see her eye doctor and had a wonderful time in the waiting room. First - the air was purified and easy to breathe despite double masks (one mask for the smoke and another for the covid). Outside I could not see most of what is usually there: San Jose was very smoky with AQI above 200 because of all the fires along the West Coast. And the waiting room had some people for me to sketch!
Sep 3, 2020
Aug 28, 2020
There always were dragonflies around here - but this year it feels like they are everywhere! Dragonflies bump into me when I bike, they zoom by and pass when I run only to make a sharp turn and head the other way, they accompany me on my walks. But they are always too fast for me to even think about drawing them!
Today I found a dead one and in perfect condition. I was voted out on taking it home with me to draw so I crouched on the sidewalk and spent a nice thirty minutes looking at this beauty.
Aug 27, 2020
Over the years I collected a bunch of ink samplers. Some I used a lot, some I used a little but all of them ended up in this box.
So today I was cleaning one of my experimental pens and decided to double the experiment by filling it with whatever's left in those little vials. I used syringe to get the last drops out and shook it to get rid of the air bubbles.
Aug 24, 2020
I like having these records about my palleter. I use them when I am making a decision as to what color to remove or how to simplify my palette, what colors to pick for the particular project. Or what colors to add to a yet new palette.
But I also use these when I need a boost. Making these record reminds me how much I enjoy just playing with color. And later on I can go back to these, see how I loved some color or color combination and would be excited to paint again.
These are useful when I need to reorder fresh tubes of paint too.
Aug 21, 2020
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