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Sketching at the New Bell Museum

    I have to be honest, even if I had not had the year I’ve had (which has kept me rather immobile) I wouldn’t have gone to the new Bell Museum much this year. I’ve been spoiled my entire adult life to live a 10 minute walk from the OLD Bell Museum on the […]

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Messing around with Watersoluble Colored Pencil (and No Water!)

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Above: Sketch of a Hudsonian Godwit, made while viewing a taxidermy specimen at the Bell Museum of Natural History at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Campus. Burnt Umber Faber Castell Albrecht Dürer Aquarelle Colored Pencil (dry, i.e., not dissolved with water), in a 5.5 x 6 inch journal I made with Lana Aquarelle 140 lb. Hot Press Watercolor Paper. Click on the image to view an enlargement.

I've been fussing around with the new little journal which has Lana Aquarelle 140 lb. Hot Press watercolor paper in it. I am remembering daily what I don't like about this paper (see comments from yesterday's post about a cityscape on this paper). I am also remembering that I do like to work on watercolor paper. (I love the smell of the sizing—on most watercolor papers; I love the way I don't have to work hard with the washes.)

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