The View From Across the Lake


I don’t paint plein air (from life) too often. I know I should because you get a better sense of perspective. I decided to paint the view from my living room window. I’ll admit that I had a photo I’d taken earlier on my laptop, taken with a Zoom lens, so I could verify detail,Continue reading “The View From Across the Lake”

“Tick Tock,” said the Penguin Clock


I’m working on two reviews, a tutorial and my book so this week I’ll be posting quick sketches and may miss a day or two. Artwork: Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Mechanical Colored Pencil in a Hahnemühle Cappuccino Book Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada,Continue reading ““Tick Tock,” said the Penguin Clock”

Christmas Stocking Abstract


Did you know the first useful fiber ever synthesized entirely in the laboratory was for the nylon stocking? Introduced at the 1939 World’s Fair, when they went on sale in 1940 four million pairs sold out in four days. Artwork: Zebra Pen Mildliners on Hahnemühle hot press Collection watercolor paper. Tools: To find a listContinue reading “Christmas Stocking Abstract”

Closed – Flash Giveaway No. 2


The latest watercolour paper from Hahnemühle is ‘The Collection’. It comes in two weights of Cold press, Hot press Thank you to Hahnemühle_USA. They’ve agreed to a weekly giveaway of a sample packs of 140 lb. cold press ‘The Collection’ watercolour paper. Each pack has 20 sheets of paper in 5.8 x 8.3 in./14.8 xContinue reading “Closed – Flash Giveaway No. 2”

Flash Giveaway No. 1 has ENDED


The latest watercolour paper from Hahnemühle is ‘The Collection’. It comes in two weights of Cold press, Hot press and Rough. Thanks to the lovely Carol Boss of Hahnemühle_USA has agreed to a weekly giveaway of a sample packs of 140 lb. cold press ‘The Collection’ watercolour paper. Each pack has 20 sheets of paperContinue reading “Flash Giveaway No. 1 has ENDED”

Giveaway-Closed


I’m so happy to be able to giveaway away these items. I’ve spent so much time with these pens and this paper, and I love being able to share them. Sarasa Clip Gel Retractable Pens don’t blob or skip and come in such a wonderful range of colors. I like coloring an area and spreadingContinue reading “Giveaway-Closed”

Giveaway Closed-Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketch Pad & Sarasa Clip Gel Retractable Pens


One of my favorite combinations to work with is Nostalgie paper and Sarasa Clip Pens. I use the pens in both the traditional manner and as watercolors. You can see a couple of examples here and here. As you may know I’m a Zebra Pen Ambassador. Hahnemühle doesn’t have an Ambassador program, but they sendContinue reading “Giveaway Closed-Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketch Pad & Sarasa Clip Gel Retractable Pens”