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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 […]

The Day After Tomorrow

You all know what the day after tomorrow is right? RIGHT? It's opener. No not a fishing opener, or some sports opener. It's the best opener in the calendar of events. IT'S MINNESOTA STATE FAIR OPENER. Marty Harris has taken up the torch and is in charge of the EIGHTH GREAAT MINNESOTA STATE FAIR SKETCHOUT. (You […]

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My Cunning Plan To Be Ageless and My Function on Road Trips with Linda

Above: Me in my favorite Gortex jacket—the one I went through two of when tracking with the girls; which has a very nifty zip open back that allows for a fanny pack and keeps that pack dry. Photo ©2004 Linda Koutsky. I love this photo—the balance Linda achieved in the composition. She has such a lovely eye. […]

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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 […]

Paris, Je t’aime—A New Sketchbook Facsimile from Lapin

If you’ve viewed the art on UrbanSketchers.org chances are you will have seen the lovely sketches of Lapin. He works in ledger books so column lines in red and blue printed ink show through the delicate colors of his ink and watercolor sketches. Periodically he has compiled these into journal facsimiles so that the reader […]

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Roz and C.R. Ride in an Ambulance

Above: Graphite sketch of C.R. in the hospital—on the new whiter, more absorbent (not that it mattered with graphite) Moleskine Sketchbook paper. Sketch in a 5.25 x 8.25" approx. Moleskine Sketchbook. Click on the image to view an enlargement. Tuesday was a difficult day for C.R. We had a long trip to the ear doctor […]

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The Buttons Have Arrived for the Seventh Minnesota State Fair Sketch Out

Left: Pile of buttons for this year's Minnesota State Fair Sketch Out. The artwork is by Ken Avidor, avid State Fair Sketcher and one of the folks responsible for first starting this sketching fun. Click on the image to view an enlargement. The Minnesota State Fair is getting close. The Seventh Minnesota State Fair Sketch […]

Memorial Day and a Look at Gallipoli from the Air

If the above video doesn't run, view it at this link on YouTube. It's weird for me to see poppies at this time of year, on people's collars. Veterans groups sell them. Today is Memorial Day in the U.S. Growing up in Australia, poppies were reserved for Remembrance Day, November 11. One of us would […]

Friday Double Feature: What Is Paradise? Or As I Like To Say: Wherever You Go There You Are

Again, I've gone over the limit—instead of a double feature I'm recommending a triple feature (with even another add-on). I couldn't help myself. There are so many movies I could have included in my theme for today: What Is Paradise? Or As I Like To Say: Wherever You Go There You Are I could have […]

No Excuse Not to Get Tommy Kane’s New Book of Sketches

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