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Saying Good-bye To The Bell Museum

Above: Pen and watercolor sketch at the Bell Museum on 9 x 12 inch white Stonehenge paper. And yes Stonehenge is not a watercolor paper, but sometimes you just want to paint on what you want to paint on. Click on the image to view an enlargement. Sunday was the Urban Sketchers Twin Cities sketch […]

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Minnesota State Fair Journal Update

Left: This year at the Fair, at least on a few days, there were some birds. A big change from last year when bird flu hit and birds were banned from the Fair. The sad news is that the pigeon fancy took a huge hit. We were down from hundreds of entries to less than […]

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Artist’s Sketchbook—A New Book on Sketching from Cathy Johnson

Left: Cover of the Artist's Sketchbook. Click on the image to view an enlargement. The publication of a new painting or sketching book from Cathy Johnson is always an happy and exciting event for me. Johnson is one of my art heroes. Like many other artists I was first aware of her work through her how-to-articles […]

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Someone Really Wants to Take Gouache to the Fair

Left: The scan of my second chicken test on the Canson Plein Air Watercolor Board (cold press). This is 9 x 12 inches and done with a Uni Posca Marker, the Pentel Pigment Brush Pen with the squeezy barrel, a Montana Acrylic Marker, and Daniel Smith Watercolors applied with a Niji water brush. Completed under […]

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Join Us for the Eighth Great Minnesota State Fair Sketchout

Above: The button for this year's sketchout. Artwork copyright 2016 by event organizer Marty Harris. Participants in the sketchout will receive a fabulous rectangular pin-backed button with Marty's great artwork. Wear it proudly at the Fair as you sketch, save it as a memento—along with the great sketches you put in your sketchbook!  It's time […]

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Get Ready for the 8th Great Minnesota State Fair Sketchout—2016

Above: A map showing the meeting place for the Sketchout meetings. This year there will be two days of fun. Saturday, August 27 AND  Monday, August 29 On both mornings at 9:30 a.m. There will be a meeting to give sketchers an opportunity to meet companions to share the Fair with. Coffee & mini donuts. At […]

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A Look at the Kilimanjaro Sketchbook from Cheap Joe’s

Readers of the blog will know that I did not take a Kilimanjaro Journal to the 2015 Minnesota State Fair. I finished using my tester journal at the end of 2015 and will repeat what I said in that initial post on the sketchbook—if you like cold press watercolor paper the Kilimanjaro paper is delightful. […]

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Don’t Get Attached

Above: Puffin sketches made at the zoo in an 8 x 8 inch handmade journal which contains defunct printmaking paper. Verso: first sketches of the day made with a dried out Staedtler Pigment Liner. But I am having so much fun. I think I might have started to giggle. The puffins were sitting right on […]

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Happy New Year 2016!

Above: A shorn sheep, resting in a jacket before showing at the 2015 Minnesota State Fair. Sakura Pigma Sensei 03 with Schmincke Pan Watercolors on cream THSaunders/Waterford 140 lb. Hot Press Watercolor (9 x 12 inches). Click on the image to view an enlargement. Each New Year’s Day I like to do a little bit […]

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Spending a Few Moments One Morning with Gulls in the Park

For details about the images posted in today's post, please read the post. While my first sketch (top left) is my favorite—that bird was just so friendly and adorable—I think it's fun to see me grappling with beak proportions as I moved on to other sketches. Click on any image to view an enlargement. A […]

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