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i did this while facetiming with sister. i'll go back in and add some darks. i almost never have a wide enough range of values first go-round. while i drew & colored garden roses, sister did the same with a... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Dispatch From LA
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pam - car almost didn’t make it here! had to stop somewhere in new mexico and see a mechanic to repair some wheel problem. ha ha ha ha ha!!!!
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yes my lawn is really sandy brown. only the trees and garden get water. but this sandy brown becomes velvety green once the rain starts. it's a combination of weeds & grass that instantly springs to life with a steady... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Dispatch From LA
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thoroughly enjoyable! thanks for sending to me karen... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Dispatch From LA
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like me, my friend & neighbor susan lives in a tiny cottage. hers is approximately 500 sq. feet. she moved into the neighborhood about a decade ago. now she rents out her larger home and lives in one of the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2014 at Dispatch From LA
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Robin - They are called whole-house fans. Mine is installed in the attic in the middle of the house in the ceiling. On the ceiling you see square white shutters about 24 inches diameter or so. I flip a switch and it roars to life, the shutters open, and the cool air gets sucked inside. I chose the kind that IS NOT quiet because I have loud neighbors who are outside a lot at night in the summer. This muffles them very well.
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Maria contacted me after THIS post I did featuring her watercolor video and asked if I wanted to try one of her magnetic palettes. YES please! It arrived last week with a variety of different metal pans. The case is... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2014 at Dispatch From LA
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my friend susan has a tenant, brenda henriques, who designed these spectacular window displays at KOI in south pasadena. i drove by the other day to have a look. ari seth cohen from advanced style, was here last fall for... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Dispatch From LA
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August The sprinkler twirls. The summer wanes. The pavement wears Popsicle stains. The playground grass Is worn to dust. The weary swings Creak, creak with rust. The trees are bored With being green. Some people leave The local scene And... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2014 at Dispatch From LA
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moss cottage is filled with sunshine. i'm sketching some rosebuds i clipped at the park this morning. i picked up THE GOLDFINCH and started reading again. started it 6 months ago and fell into an onlineclasstelevisionsketch spiral. but i've emerged... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2014 at Dispatch From LA
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hi sandy, thanks! and...that sketchbook is a moleskine with nice heavy cold press watercolor paper in it. size is approx 11x8.5 landscape. i really like it!!! using it a lot these days as i’ve been too lazy to stitch up my new mini-sketchbook
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but the bell rings at 2:19 so arrive an hour earlier!!!
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son of a bisquit! each more delicious than the next.
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i decided to practice some freeway sketching. this time from my desk. i wanted to use the same palette i would have with me in the car (for the next time i can talk someone into driving me somewhere). and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2014 at Dispatch From LA
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my sister and i went here this morning. and i painted in the car on the way. um. i just draw what i see. the vw bug only had 2 wheels. the camper had 3 on one side, and 1... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2014 at Dispatch From LA
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heartbreaking beauties. sigh.
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saturday night's allright for fighting get a little action in. except i'm not fighting. i'm doing this. painting norwegian scenes from photos i took in bergen a couple of summers ago. and also between yesterday and today i may have... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2014 at Dispatch From LA
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Field Sketching with Ink & Watercolor from Maria Coryell-Martin on Vimeo. I just came across this in my Bloglovin'feed. A new watercolor field sketcher that thrills and delights me! Look at that enormous fold-out sketchbook! Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2014 at Dispatch From LA
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a different angle of the Hôtel de Ville. this time featuring an old gaslight in the foreground. going to try another one today. in another color of course. here are a few roughshod quickie portraits done live. if you are... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at Dispatch From LA
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i love to draw with a watercolor brush. i often wish i would THINK more and plan before jumping in with a sketch, but i just don't have it in me. take these 2 glass cups of tea below for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2014 at Dispatch From LA
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cynthia - the shelf i put my book into was TIGHT and it did an excellent job of flattening. that thick watercolor paper needs a real squashing - even more so in a small book with lightweight covers. here’s my secret margarita recipe. get out your notebook and pencil. JOSE CUERVO pre-mixed margaritas in a great big bottle. perfect if you like a tasty marg w/o too much booze. JC also makes the salt and it’s easy to use.
Toggle Commented Aug 15, 2014 on my margarita and writing ritual at Dispatch From LA
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behold my new sketchbook ready to be bound. it's been in the bookcase all week getting smashed flat. my margarita-and-writing ritual is a new late afternoon treat. the new class arrived yesterday and they are a nice bunch of kiddos.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2014 at Dispatch From LA
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apparently i'm time traveling again. unaware of the day or year. popping in here and there to see what the other me is up to. Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2014 at Dispatch From LA
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a bit of collage over a bunch of test marks & other nonsense. then a little ink drawing over the top using my extremely erratic aquash waterbrush filled with water soluble ink. everytime i use it a giant puddle of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2014 at Dispatch From LA
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yes virginia, there is such thing as a payphone! scenes from my old hood in echo park. love this part along sunset blvd. that has so far escaped gentrification. angelus salad has the BEST smoothies. neighborhood peeps serving up excellent... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2014 at Dispatch From LA
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