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The Seventh Minnesota State Fair Sketch Out is TOMORROW—Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Above: A quick sheep sheering sketch I made on Thursday, the opening day of the Fair. I went to hear my friend Charlie Maguire sing, but of course I got a lot of sketching done too. (I'm testing Pigma Sensei Pens here, with Schmincke watercolors, on TH Saunders/Waterford 140 lb. watercolor paper. I will have […]

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Charlie Maguire: Singing Woody Guthrie Songs at the Minnesota State Fair

The Fair opens tomorrow, Thursday, August 27. What better way to begin your enjoyment of the Fair than with a concert of Woody Guthrie songs, sung by Charlie Maguire and Paul Metsa. See the details in the above image.  Come out to the Fair and have some fun!

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The Seventh Minnesota State Fair Sketch Out—Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Above: the meeting location for the Seventh Minnesota State Fair Sketch Out. If you aren't familiar with the Fairgrounds stop at an information booth, pick up a map and look up U26/27 on the official Fair map. Copy this image to your computer and print it out so you can take it with you as […]

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How Does Roz Write A Love Letter? Part 2

Above: The love letter I wrote for the "Love Letters from Artists" show listed below. Stonehenge gray paper, with rubber stamped text and gouache sketches—though my Sean Connery sketch is one I had turned into a custom rubber stamp years ago. I have it in a bunch of sizes. You can't have too many Sean […]

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Paper Testing for the Minnesota State Fair Journal

Above: About 6 x 6 inch square of white Stonehenge. I did a quick sketch using a Pentel Sign Brush Pen (about 4 mins.), of Dick. Then I ran away and got some Schmincke Pan watercolors. I only used the Indanthrone Blue (Dark Indigo, PB60) but there are areas of gray tones, that's the ink bleeding. […]

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Minnesota State Fair Dreaming…

Above: I walk into the Swine barn first, every time I arrive at the Fair. Faber-Castell Pitt Calligraphy marker on watercolor paper card. 8 x 8 inches. The first thing I do when I get to the Fair is walk into the Fairgrounds entrance near the Swine Barn, then walk into the Swine Barn and […]

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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. The Minnesota State Fair is getting close. The Seventh Minnesota State Fair Sketch Out Day is Tuesday, September 1, 2015. (I […]

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Getting Ready for the Minnesota State Fair—Always Have A Plan, But Be Flexible

Above: Something you won't see at this year's Minnesota State Fair, because of the bird flu epidemic. But it's fun to remember last year and fun with pigeons. Anyway, this is why we have to PLAN what we are going to sketch at the Fair. On Sunday evening's walk, I chatted on and on about […]

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