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Manzanita I am posting the progress of my Manzanita project on Instagram and decided I should post it here also.  This is 3 days progress, about 10 hours of work. I observed  the tree over a nine month period, sketching,

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“The International news gets worse and worse, & still I sit and paint leaves. I feel like those Chinese artists who, in ages of great barbarism and unrest, painted images & wrote poems in which metaphor described the tragic events around them

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ASBA Conference 2016, Pittsburgh, PA  Too much to write right now about what a fun conference this was and what a great city Pittsburgh is. We got to see the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation’s 15th Invitational Show which was

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Art in Spain Some thoughts and pictures from our recent trip to Spain and Morocco: art-in-spain Click here for more patterns.  Pattern in Spain and Morocco

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ASBA Conference in Denver We just returned from four  wonderful days in Denver, meeting with our fellow Botanical Artists, taking workshops and visiting the beautiful Denver Botanical Gardens. An exhausting, creative time was had by all. I took a graphite workshop

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Alcatraz Florilegium The Tuson Cactus and Succulent Society have published an article on Florilegiums with a special focus on the Alcatraz Florilegium. Here is a link to the pdf. http://www.tucsoncactus.org/pdf_files/October14.pdf

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Joanne Youngberg (February 21, 1919-May 30, 2014) Friday evening  my step-mother peacefully died in her Yountville home. We were fortunate to have painted together for the past five years every Wednesday. After our tuna sandwiches we would spend the afternoon

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Interview with NYBG This was a fun interview I did with The New York Botanical Garden in January:  New York Botanical Garden Plant Talk Magazine

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Ann Swan Workshop We just returned from a wonderful four day workshop with Ann Swan at the L.A. Arboritum. She is a fabulous teacher and introduced us to many interesting and useful techniques. Her real strength is in composition and she

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Fun App for Colored Pencil Techies Thanks to Ann Swan’s blog, I found this great new app called MyMarkers which allows you to keep track of all your colored pencils by brand and number- what you have and more importantly

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  • I want it to be a soft green, not as blue-green as a robin’s egg, but not as yellow-green as daffodil buds. Now, the only sample I could get is a little too yellow, but don’t let whoever does it go to the other extreme and get it too blue. It should just be a sort of grayish-yellow-green. Now, the dining room… Myrna Loy as Muriel Blandings
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