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Almost Speechless

It has been an intense and difficult two months in the US since the murder of George Floyd by the Minneapolis police. Last week I saw something I never thought I’d see. (As a child I was out of the country in 1968.)  Masked Federal agents putting people, who were exercising their right to protest, […]

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Protected: In-Context: Before Cataract Surgery

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Here's a detail of the test sketch. Look for the great granulation of the Cobalt Azure.

A New Square Paint Palette From Schmincke

I can’t help myself, my favorite palette box is the Schmincke Square pan box. Since 2000, I’ve been using them for my larger travel palettes of watercolor and gouache—filling them with the paints I want to use. Then for a long time the square box hasn’t been available. (I’ve actually been afraid of loosing my existing […]

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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I Married a Cartoon Character

Left: Pentel Brush Pen sketch with Daniel Smith watercolors on Arches Cold Press Watercolor board (16 x 10 inches). Painted with a 2 inch wide brush. I got so carried away working on Arches cold press watercolor board every day in April for my 2016 Fake Journal that I worked on it for real as […]

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Lars Lerin Watercolor Exhibit at the American Swedish Institute

Above: Watercolor of two chairs by Lars Larson (image from American Swedish Institute; copyright the artist). Ever since January 23, 2016 friends have been asking me if I've been to the Lars Lerin exhibit and when I say I haven't (I've been swamped with work) they tell me to get over there right away. The […]

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Colors of Nature—A Review of Watercolor Paints

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Do You Ever Wonder What Would Happen if You Put Your Palette through the Washing Machine? Three Times?

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My Favorite Paint Box Is Back—for a Limited Time

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Some More about Blue and Orange

Another look at orange and blue.

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