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Sketchbook Project – Fir Cedar Lichen Moss

Pages Nineteen and Twenty: The back of the page from the Fir bark rubbing caught lots of natural pigment and the paper was well textured when it dried, so I decided to leave it natural in the book.And I had … Continue reading

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Sketchbook Project – Douglas Fir Bark

Pages Seventeen and Eighteen: Two views, photos and a scan of the photo, scatchboard sketch and rubbing of Douglas Fir Bark. This was a tough rubbing because the bark was so rough, but it really formed the paper onto the … Continue reading

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Sketchbook Project – Cedar Bark

Pages Thirteen and Fourteen: I chose three ways to show the texture of Cedar bark, a photo, a rubbing of the tree trunk and a scratchboard sketch of the pattern.  All the tree trunks featured in the  book are from … Continue reading

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Sketchbook Project – Natural Imprint and River Shoreline Textures

Pages Nine & Ten: I decided to leave the back of the page from the cottonwood and moss rubbing exposed to show the natural pigments and impression that was captured there. The photo on the other page shows different slices … Continue reading

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Sketchbook Project – Cottonwood and Moss

Pages Seven & Eight: This was the second piece I did for the sketchbook this year. I gathered fallen, decaying leaves and noticed how much their skeletal structure resembled trees. I thought it would be fun to do rubbings and … Continue reading

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Sketchbook Project – Ice Crystals in a Mountain Stream

This page was the first I created for the book. It was well below freezing for a few days, and I remembered painting outside with a friend during a freeze when she was cramming to finish art school deadlines. To … Continue reading

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