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The Most Revered Flower in Wisconsin

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The Most Revered Flower in Wisconsin

What is the most revered flower in Wisconsin? The wood violet. When I embarked on creating botanical illustrations for my America's Favorite Flowers collection, I chose to use Tombow dual brush pens. These pens have a flexible tip and fine tip in one marker. The ink is water-based and blendable, and at the time of this blog post there are...

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Little One

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Little One

I love to watch the excitement in children's eyes when they plant seeds in their gardens. The smiles! The squeaks of glee! As a little girl I enjoyed planting radish seeds. They grew quickly. It was fun. Within a few weeks it was harvest time! I loved the taste of radishes. I still do. I add them to salads and...

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Minimalist Drawings

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Minimalist Drawings

I've fallen in love with drawing portraits with my ball point pens. I like the final result. I like the shading. I like how they look. Now I need your input. Do you like them? Would you like to have your portrait drawn in this style with this medium? Your input is valuable to me. What are your thoughts? Send...

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From Life

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From Life

  Have you ever had your portrait drawn or painted? It's a fun experience. I enjoy drawing portraits from life. A good example of this is my portrait of Mike. He was in town for a few hours and stopped by to visit my husband. I asked him to sit for me. I wanted to draw his portrait. He sat...

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Practice, Practice, Practice

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Practice, Practice, Practice

My art teacher consistently reminded me to focus on form and detail, to take my time, and practice, practice, practice. If I did these things I would produce beautiful portraits. In these three works the same model is used. The first is a pencil sketch of the models. This is a rough sketch. (I love these as much as I...

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