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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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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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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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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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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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I Am Minnsota State Fair Crazy Right Now

Left: Sheep sketch made at the Minnesota State Fair, click on the image to view an enlargement. Everything is focusing on the Minnesota State Fair right now.  My "Drawing Practice: Drawing Live Subjects in Public" class goes live TODAY. You can still register up until 10 p.m. tonight. (I had to change the registration time […]

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2014 Minnesota State Fair Sketch Out and a Video Flip-Through of My Fair Journal

Above: My favorite sketch from the Fair this year, a pigeon of course—Faber-Castell Pitt Calligraphy Pen and Montana Marker in a 7.5 x 9.5 inch soft bound Strathmore 500 Series Mixed Media Journal. Click on the iamge to view an enlargement. Today I'm posting a video flip through of my 2014 Minnesota State Fair Journal.(See […]

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Chicken Madness

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The Fifth Minnesota State Fair Sketch Out—and a Short Video of Ken Avidor

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Ken Avidor on Toned Paper

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