Citra Solv Experiment:  Part  Two

Citra Solv Experiment: Part Two

A few weeks ago, I picked up some Citra Solv at Jerry’s Artarama and tried out a technique I’d been thinking about since the moment I first saw it. Something about the combination of this orange-based solvent and the ink on National Geographic magazines is magic. Just a sprinkle and a few minutes – and… Continue Reading

A Day At The Museum:  RISD Museum, Providence, RI

A Day At The Museum: RISD Museum, Providence, RI

I recently received my RISD Museum membership card in the mail! (Locals: want to become a member? Here’s how.) Excited to break it in, I asked Bob to go on a museum date with me to check out the All of Everything: Todd Oldham Fashion exhibition. 80’s and 90’s kids – remember MTV’s House of… Continue Reading

Experiment:  Citra Solv and Nat Geo

Experiment: Citra Solv and Nat Geo

Yesterday was Artist Date day! I took myself on a date to the new Jerry’s Artarama location in Providence. They recently moved, and I wanted to check out the new digs. It’s a cool spot, with lots of nooks and crannies to explore. 🙂 By the way, are you watching the Jerry’s Artarama YouTube channel?… Continue Reading

Tulip Farm Inspiration

Tulip Farm Inspiration

Recently, I heard about a tulip farm in the Washington, D.C. area. I thought it sounded amazing, and wondered if there was one around me. Lo and behold – one exists! Wicked Tulips in Johnston, Rhode Island opened for the first time this year, and Bob and I were lucky enough to get there for… Continue Reading

Inspiration at an old amusement park:  Rocky Point in Warwick, RI

Inspiration at an old amusement park: Rocky Point in Warwick, RI

The other day, Bob and I went to Rocky Point State Park in Warwick, Rhode Island. For many years, Rocky Point was a popular amusement park on the waterfront, operating from 1847 until its closing in 1995. By “Tichnor Quality Views”, Reg,U.S.Pat.Off., Made Only by Tichnor Bros., Inc., Boston, Mass. [Public domain], via Wikimedia CommonsThe… Continue Reading

Watercolor How-To:  Geometric Heart

Watercolor How-To: Geometric Heart

I have been playing with this geometric watercolor technique for a few weeks, and thought I’d share it with you. I’ve even included a PDF in case you want to try it for yourself! The first piece I made was this green hexagon. It took me a while because of the technique I used, but… Continue Reading

Art Supply Haul – Blick and Michaels (and a giveaway!)

Art Supply Haul – Blick and Michaels (and a giveaway!)

I went art supply shopping! I thought I’d share my “haul” with you. Did you know that’s a thing? It is, particularly in the makeup/fashion YouTube world. Go to YouTube and type in “haul”. Your mind will be blown. I have to say, I LOVE watching art supply haul videos. It’s a great way to… Continue Reading

Sketchy Saturday:  Little Pink Roses

Sketchy Saturday: Little Pink Roses

Today’s notebook sketch is a cluster of little pink roses. I used a Pitt Artist Pen for the outline and Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers for the color. I love the Clean Color markers because they are blendable – so many things you can do with them! Lately, I’ve been playing with blending them… Continue Reading

Artist Date:  Coffee Shop, Art Supplies, and Books

Artist Date: Coffee Shop, Art Supplies, and Books

I went on an Artist Date today! It’s a rainy Tuesday – perfect for sitting in coffee shops, shopping for art supplies, and browsing book stores! I started out at a coffee shop, where I did my first official Urban Sketcher Exercise: Still Life Cafe Sketching. I just did a little breakfast table scene. It… Continue Reading

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