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The Shinola Sketchbook: A Review

Above: Dick sitting on a couch in the TV room. Stabilo All used dry. (I really fixated on those pens in his pocket.) The paper has a nice tooth for use with this and other dry media. ) In April of this year I started working in a Shinola Sketchbook. It’s important that you note I’m […]

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If the Pen Leaks Make It a Feature

Above: Sketch of actor William Talman playing Hamilton Burger on “Perry Mason.” Masking tape (left and top left), Montana Acrylic marker for pink lines and orange background (and some other colors); with Sharpie water based poster paint markers (a light blue and a white). In an 8 x 8 inch Seawhite Sketchbook. So on Friday […]

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Protected: Join Us for the Eighth Great Minnesota State Fair Sketchout

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Protected: Project Friday: Just Get Something Down on Paper

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Urban Sketchers Twin Cities on the University of Minnesota East Bank

Above: Pen and watercolor sketch looking upriver from the Weisman Museum, I've already forgotten the name of the building, as it was built way after my time. I'm looking across Washington Ave. The bridge is just to my left. (A new pen from Tombow that they call a "calligraphy" pen. It has a small, fine, […]

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Platinum Carbon Fountain Pen—Returning to Tools You’ve Used Before

Left: First sketch using the Platinum Carbon Pen, after a long absence. I was sketching from an old photograph. This is my Shinola Sketchbook test book. Montana Marker background. Sometimes a tool doesn't work the way we would like. It might not feel right in your hand, you might not get the line quality or […]

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Reminder: “Over the Sofa” Opening Reception Tonight

Above: Page from my Seawhite commercially bound journal. A study of pillows on a sofa. 8 x 16 inches. Sakura Pigma Sensei 01 pen. For the past several weeks I’ve been making a nuisance of myself—I’ve been painting small 5 x 7 inch gouache paintings on the “sofa” theme. Tonight, July 14 at the Edina […]

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“Over the Sofa” Show Opens on Thursday, July 14 at the Edina Art Center

Left: One of my sofa-themed 5 x 7 inch gouache paintings—with collage. Gouache on Stonehenge (gray). Click on the image to view an enlargement and see the lovely gold flecks in the collaged pillow shape.  Thursday, July 14 at the Edina Art Center “Over the Sofa” opens with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. […]

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Protected: Some Ideas Get Lodged in Your Head: Working in Series—and On Being Dangerous

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Eyebrow Update: My All-Time Favorite Sketch of Richard and His Eyebrows (so far)

Above: Dick, sketched from life using a non-photo blue pencil, on an 8 x 8 inch page in the Seawhite journal. The writing at the bottom reads "Caran D'Ache Sketcher, non-photo blue; 6.12.16, 5 min. sketch; Dick standing in kitchen, overhead light and side." There seems to be a piece of lint on the scanner, […]

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