Watercolor watch

Watercolor watch!

Altoids Paint BoxNow, this is a cool idea for portable art – taking a little mint tin and hot gluing it to an old watchband. Combine it with a water pen and there you have it! I’ll be making one of these…

One set of directions for using little Altoids metal boxes for a palette is here, you could adapt it to a smaller box easily. http://www.instructables.com/id/Altoids-Tin-Pocket-Sized-Watercolor-Box/

I‘ve also seen them done with a 3D printer insert – http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:753052
t our San Diego library, we have a 3D printer that can be used for FREE. Check your local library!


The Great Northwest Adventure Sketchbook

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Alaska Adventure Travel Sketchbook

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Barcelona Sketches

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Way up in northeast Spain…near France!

Northeastern coast of Spain, nearly in France!

In northeastern Spain, close to France on a remote spit of land lies the Cap de Creus lighthouse. I first visited it with my Catalan buddy Beth just this time last year. The day was remarkably clear, just a little wind – which is astounding as this outpost gets hammered by the fierce Tramontana winds on a regular basis.

This painting was started onsite in pencil – Done in pen & ink, watercolor added later – (in a much warmer place!)

The winds are so brutal here  in this region, the even have names for them –

Rose of the Winds




Another Aspiring Artista!

A sunny weekend and an invitation to a  Catalan family picnic north of Sabadell. While some played futbol and later jumped rope,
I spent an hour sharing my watercolor palette and prowess with young Amanda, an enthusiastic four year old.
Her first watercolor experience and surely not her last!

Sharing the love of color!

Spent time in beautiful southern Spain and delighted in pulling out my travel paint set and letting my friends Abraham and his brother Benjamin express their creativity through watercolor. It brings the kid out in all of us!

A Day in the Park

In Barcelona, there is an intimate little park-like grotto tucked deep in the hillside of Montjuic, on the grounds of the 1929 World Expo – this sweet spot has tables perfect for relaxing and sketching, of course! I spent the afternoon sketching in this sweet little hideaway; the outdoor cafe now closed, but seats and tables perfect for a quiet afternoon alone with my sketchbook.

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