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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 yesterday 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 4 days ago 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
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on ohhhhhhhhh! at Dispatch From LA
but the bell rings at 2:19 so arrive an hour earlier!!!
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on ohhhhhhhhh! at Dispatch From LA
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 7 days ago 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.
Toggle Commented Aug 24, 2014 on latest batch of paintings! at pamgarrison
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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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what's new? there was this lime coconut strawberry smoothie. running errands in echo park & koreatown. doing this and that. tying up loose ends. making plans for an end of september art retreat at the beach. pruning my trees. poking... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at Dispatch From LA
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bravo! love the samuel beckett quote. i will write that in my sketchbook.
Toggle Commented Aug 7, 2014 on optimism + UPPERCASE at east ashley
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more palm springs pages from my new sketchbook that is soon to be my old sketchbook. only have 2 pages left. it's official. i love tiny sketchbooks! + my broad nib lamy safari loaded up with water soluble ink in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2014 at Dispatch From LA
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i'm not ruling out the possibility of one last beach fling. even though yesterday's was supposed to be the last. it looks like the roof is on fire here, but it wasn't. that's the bougainvillea. those 2 rogue sheep from... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at Dispatch From LA
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day 2 of my 1 week vacation found me at hendry's beach where i lolled about like one of the off-leash dogs. i chased some birds, found a ball, got some little tar balls on my feet, saw a crab,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at Dispatch From LA
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i try not to read too much into my wacky sketches, but damned if i don't see 2 black sheep in the shadows on the left. or 2 giant dogs with floppy ears. hmmmmm we had a rare summer rainstorm... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2014 at Dispatch From LA
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meet you back there tonight. by the pool. this time let's take the caps off the binoculars before we start stargazing and drinking margaritas. okay?
Toggle Commented Aug 3, 2014 on sketching in the desert at pamgarrison
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saturday at home. back from the desert. wandering around in a daze trying to figure out where the turquoise pool has gone. nighttime stargazing while floating on one's back in warm water is extremely excellent. the other night in palm... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2014 at Dispatch From LA