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Catching Up on Some Scanning…and Another Look at Direct Brush Sketching

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Strathmore 300 Series Watercolor Paper—Another Look

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Gouache Two Ways Today

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It Only Takes A Moment

Left: 2-minute brush sketch of a bunny sitting at the far end of the yard. Schmincke gouache with a Niji waterbrush, on Velin Arches (formerly Arches Text Wove) paper, 6.5 x 8 inch (approx) journal. Click on the image to see an enlargement. (The text was written with a Staedtler Pigment Liner after the bunny hopped away.)

I've said it before, and I'll say it again, over and over, because it's good for me to hear it too. It only takes a moment to make a journal entry!

Yesterday after running errands I looked out the window and saw a bunny sitting happily in the dwindling sunlight. I wasn't sure how long it would stay there and it was too far away, and back lit, for me to get clear details, but I ran to get my gouache palette and Niji Waterbrush and just painted a quick impression in my journal, in less than 2 minutes. You always have time for that.

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