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Dunked and Drawn

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Noodler’s Bulletproof Black in a Lamy Vista EF, DS and WN watercolors in a 11×14″ Canson XL Mix Media pad. Yes, the paper buckles; it’s not the greatest for wet work. But I don’t mind if I slosh beer on it while I splash paint around…

On the last day of Spring, I dunked Stella, the amazing expanding sponge toy into a glass bowl and placed her on the front porch table where Stego was ensconced. She had been egging me on for weeks and because Stego was nearly back to his old tiny self, I obliged. Stella began to grow slowly, but when she made progress, she meant business.

Recently, I found some toys on the walking path near the house and scooped ’em up because they were winking at me. They immediately began to hang around Stella’s bowl and they clearly desired to be drawn. I’ve been keeping track of Stella for a week now and so have the boys. They’d better watch out, though. Stella’s going to get way too big for that bowl.

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Stand Off


Derwent Inktense pencils, Noodler’s Bulletproof Black on Strathmore 140#. 9 April 2012.

Spring weather made it too windy to draw outside, so I resorted to reorganizing my art supplies.
I rewarded myself by staging and sketching a stand off on my drawing table
with a couple of willing desk critters.


The Beast

Watercolor and ink on 5″x8″ Moleskine watercolor notebook.

It was unseasonably warm here today, so Will rolled out The Beast from The John Deere Palace (the former goat barn.)
It started up on the second try, no black smoke or chugging at all. No wee mousies fled the engine
when it started like they did last year. Maybe no one had set up camp over the winter…


Presumpscot River at Bridge Street, Westbrook, Maine

Downstream view of the Presumpscot River at Bridge Street in Westbrook, ME.
On errands, I couldn’t resist stopping for a few minutes to scribble in the scene,
leaving the color for later. Spring is definitely in the air!
Watercolor and ink on 5″x8″ Moleskine watercolor notebook.