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Visual Journal

My "Daily Watercolor Sketchbook" is my visual diary - the place where I try to include bits and pieces of my life.  I also have specific destination travel sketchbooks, a figure parts practice sketchbook, a live figure drawing sketchbook, and a doodle notebook because I need to encourage myself to loosen up.

Here are some daily sketchbook pages from the week before the Beach and after we returned.

Desk Chair that I Can See From my Special Place on the Couch:  I prepainted this page when I had some leftover paint on my palette.

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Cut Hyacinths and My Blooming Gloxinia: 

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Duck for Charlie and Sea Gull for Robbie and Zach:  We had baby Charlie overnight while his two big brothers were at the beach with their Mommy and Cousins.  The duck is a quick drawing of part of the Hans Chrisitian Anderson statue in Central Park - where we stopped to feed Charlie his afternoon fruit.  The sea gull is from one of my many photos from our week at the beach.

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NYC Dinner with Cousins: Another Pre-Painted Background

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Edward Hopper Exhibit at the Whitney Museum: Teri, Pat, Benedicte and I had brunch, went on a tour of the current permanent collection exhibit with my friend Gail, spent 2 hours in the Edward Hopper exhibit, and then went gallery-hopping in the neighborhood.  I was so over-inspired that day that it is hard for me to remember what I wanted to try next.  The Hopper exhibit has >200 of his drawings and 20+ of his paintings.  Many of the drawings are preparatory to the paintings.  Others are fabulous figure drawings or drawings of parts of the human figure.    I highly recommend getting to NYC to see it before it closes on Oct 6th if you love master drawings and some pretty famous Hopper paintings.

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Comments

Lovely sketches!

Love these sketches Shirley :)

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