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  • Sunny
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    sunny crandell
    Rainer Maria Rilke "Requiem for a Friend." And only then, when I have learned enough, I will go to watch the animals, and let something of their composure slowly glide Into my limbs; will see my own existence deep in their eyes.......   Today I took a walk thru a neighborhood preserve. I encountered countless birds - the American Golden Finches are in town eating the seeds from the CA Canyon Sunflowers. Most surprising, however, was a soft grey mole that I saw in the street trying to climb back up a curb to return to the woods. He must have fallen over the edge, and he / she was skirting the wall of the curb, unable to scale it/ climb back up onto it. Heading downhill the mole would have eventually fallen down a storm drain. I looked around for a way to create a ramp that it could use. Running out of time, I did find a couple pieces of bark and I gently picked the mole up and returned it to the duff. In a second or so, it was no longer visible as it had nestled itself under the leafy duff.
  • Sunny
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    sunny crandell
    I have enjoyed this class, Liz' instruction and the lessons in general. I feel I am growing in confidence in terms of my sketching; I am still not confident with the use of watercolors and the brush we were encouraged to use. I ended up using a #1 & #2 in this painting - but I have found the watercolor brush with the water reservoir is especially convenient out in the field. In this attempt I practiced wet on dry and wet on wet for the background. I think this composition would have been stronger without the background, but I wanted to give it a try. I have appreciated seeing the beautiful results of others. I feel as if I have learned from you all. Thank you, Liz!
  • Sunny
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    sunny crandell
    Yellow Warbler
  • Sunny
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    sunny crandell
    I decided to use watercolors with an Iceland Poppy growing in the garden. I have very little experience with watercolors. It was difficult for me to create depth and detail with watercolors (vs. line drawings). I felt I was able to get some color variation with the petals but the challenge I wasn't up for was using watercolors on the glass vase. Question: how to use watercolors with transparency. Iceland Poppy from the garden_1.8.2021
  • Sunny
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    sunny crandell
    A great exercise to try again. Lots of erasing but helpful for me to draw what I see not what I think it should look like. Song Sparrow Illustration
  • Sunny
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    sunny crandell
    It is January, so there aren't too many flowers in the garden. I did find a Mimulus and Yarrow - the focus of my comparison study. The provocations above helped focus my observations. Thank you!Comparison Study_1.4.2021_SGC
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