Category Archives: Sketchbook

Gardening day

Day 25/31- #WorldWatercolorMonth Yesterday was gardening day. It was the perfect day, cool (by summer standards), slightly breezy and partly cloudy, and the day after a summer shower! So perfect! Lots of pruning, dead heading, and light weeding. ‘Gardens are … Continue reading

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Tropical Patterns 

Day 8/31 – #WorldWatercolorMonth Today’s post is about Patterns. At the US Botanic Gardens the tropical plants all around were luscious and very green. Only a few had blooms on them, but that didn’t really matter because the leaves were … Continue reading

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Bijin ōkubi-e – Utamaro

Day7/31 – #WorldWatercolorMonth.  Another sketch at the Sackler gallery of ‘Inventing Utamaro’ exhibit. I’m really loving this artist’s ability to portray the image of women with sensitivity and a certain vulnerability. Each one of his okubi-e paintings is different and … Continue reading

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Chagall – a small panel of America Windows 

Day 6/31 #WorldWatercolorMonth  Paying homage to Marc Chagall – who was born on this day (well yesterday actually, but my site was acting up and it didn’t get posted on time for some reason!!!)  The brilliant stained glass windows – … Continue reading

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Fireworks on the National Mall 

Day 5/31 – #WorldWatecolorMonth DC put on a spectacular show at the National Mall last night. Fear of thunderstorms had the fate of the fireworks in doubt, but we lucked out and the storm and rain held out long enough … Continue reading

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US Capitol – Ready for the 4th!

Day3/31- #WorldWatercolorMonth – today’s post is a really quick sketch of the US Capitol Building from the distance.  

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Baby it’s cold outside!

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Joyous Kwanza, Happy Holidays to one and all.  

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