Posted on May 3rd, 2015

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I finished my last sketchbook and have started a new one. This one is a bit bigger and doesn't fit on my scanner as a spread so here it is page by page. It is a heavy watercolor paper too which is different for me. I've been playing with markers, ink and of course my staple gouache. Happy May!!

Posted on April 24th, 2015

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Yes, I'm finally up to date posting my sketchbook paintings. How can a month go so fast, i mean to do it every week! I'm gearing up for Surtex and working on a super secret fabulous project that I can't wait to talk about!

 

 

 

Posted on April 24th, 2015

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Posted on April 24th, 2015

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Posted on March 23rd, 2015

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I've been enjoying working on specific, limited color palettes. I choose a few colors from my paints that feel right at the moment and just go with those. Its a great way to discover new combinations that work well together.

Posted on March 12th, 2015

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I've been playing around with lettering which is really fun. I need to do a lot of it to feel really confident so I'll be doing it often. The woman down on the bottom with the puff of dust over her head is me with a migraine. I'm working on this issue. I found a community acupuncture place that doesn't cost a fortune so I've been going regularly. It makes a difference.

Posted on March 4th, 2015

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I finally went back to the smaller sketchbook and can show the spreads again. I like to do it this way better. Although typically now I'm missing the bigger sketchbook. I plan to use that one too, just not for this project. I've been having fun adding borders into the art. I loved mixed patterns and love playing this way.

Posted on February 24th, 2015

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I spent up until this week working in a larger sketchbook. But it was a challenge for me to fit the paintings into my 30 minute designated time slot. I've learned from experience that if I take any longer than that I start to get stressed out and I can't move on with my day. It was hard for me to admit that I couldn't do it. I'm now back to using a 5x8" sketchbook and it all seems so much more manageable and I'm happier. I will be doing larger paintings but just not with a time constraint around them.

Posted on February 17th, 2015

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More collage, some pen and ink and a first a geometric! I feel like its so limitless what I can play around with, there needs to be more time in a day.

Posted on February 17th, 2015

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I've been anxious to try new techniques.. The bigger sketchbook is definitely a challenge to get a whole painting done in 30 minutes. I think some days are more successful than others. I started using some vintage paper in a few of these which is something I want to explore more.. As you can see every day I wake up and do something very different from the last.. I go with my mood.