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Welcome!

My sketchbook studies come from a wide variety of times and places both local and abroad. I like to keep them small (roughly 3"x 5") and quick (30 minutes give or take), I paint with watercolors and gouache (materials list for you in the sidebar). Enjoy!

My Materials


I use a water bin, an old listerine bottle to carry water in, masking tape, Winsor and Newton watercolors, white gouache, brushes; mostly Princeton (Princeton 1” flat #4350st) and Robert Simmons white sable (#721 flat, sizes 1/2” and 1/4”), sketchbooks and a small hiking pack they all fit in. The sketchbooks are heavy weight, acid free craft paper made by Canson (can be found as a scrapbook in the photo album section of art and stationary stores, product # 541-2022).
The studies are done small and quickly. Most are less than 3x5" and completed in 40 minutes or less.

My watercolor palette. All Winsor & Newton brand unless otherwise noted:
Permanent white designers gouache
winsor lemon
winsor yellow deep
yellow ochre
winsor orange
winsor red
permanent alizarin crimson
french ultramarine blue
pthalo blue (winsor blue greenshade)
pthalo green (winsor green blueshade)
permanent sap green

leaf green (Holbein brand)
venetian red (light red or indian red)
raw umber
van dyke brown
ivory black