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Fiddly Fig

Haven’t done any water coloring in months and this fiddly fig wasn’t the easiest one to start with. My friend had a book of botanical watercolors and the fiddly fig was one of the choices. Turns out I have a hard time drawing non standard leaves🍃 that overlap. I hadn’t originally planned to sketch the outline but after I finished (messing up) coloring the leaves, it all looked like blobs in need of structure....

October 9, 2022 · 1 min
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Bonaire Art

I was privileged to visit Bonaire in the Dutch Caribbean last week. While the whole reason for the trip was scuba diving (the entire island is essentially a dive site, just walk out into ocean in any direction), I also enjoyed the downtown area and found the art very charming. Here are a few pieces that caught my eye: Bonaire My favorite mural was definitely this whimsical scene of this mural of a guy vibin’ with some chill goats and playing his ukulele....

May 30, 2022 · 2 min
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I still need to figure out how to get ox-hugo to process images that are within shortcodes. Might be a good opportunity to learn the code base a bit and maybe contribute. Note: I did wrap this in a proper img tag to support alt-text but the rendered effect is the same as just putting a raw file in. Here’s the figure shortcode. Seahorse

March 8, 2022 · 1 min

Found Nemo!

First painting with the new paint set. Good paper (140 lbs) and paint make a big difference. Found Nemo in very clear water(color)

January 9, 2022 · 1 min

Water color paint key/legend

I got a new water color paint set. Turns out I like painting enough and I was encouraged by a friend with a generous gift of brushes and a marine life water color book. The same friend also clued me in to making a paint key/legend. Well, first I made a poor design decision on how to structure the key and then failed to follow the design (further indicating poor design)....

January 8, 2022 · 1 min

Highland Chewie

I picked up a water color kit for $2 with a brush and eight colors to try something new. I followed along with a tutorial to paint a highland cow and my painting wasn’t that great, but it was fun. Afterwards it felt a little like Chewbacca, so l added a bandolier. Here’s Highland Chewie Chewvaca: Highland Chewie loyal ally

November 29, 2021 · 1 min