ink and wash in my sketchbook
Monday, July 15, 2019
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
The late, great master watercolorist Irving Shapiro once said “there is no magic paintbrush,” but for me there may be a magic paper. I recently rediscovered watercolor board and am loving the way it responds to my brushes and paint. So happy to have rediscovered my old friend!
Friday, May 31, 2019
I have long felt a special affinity for herons. I had never seen one until about 20 years ago when my marriage was breaking up and they started showing up frequently, both in Hawaii where I lived and on the mainland when I would visit family. It was sort of uncanny, but in a good away. When I researched the species, I learned herons are determined, patient and independent. As an artist, I can identify with those qualities. When I see one, I feel a happy tug in my heart, like there you are.