July 10, 2014

Sketchbookery Class with the FABULOUS Mary Ann Moss.

I am having the BEST summer adventure taking Mary Ann Moss' Sketchbookery Class.
It's terrifically fun to be sketching daily, not caring HOW it turns out, just PLAYING!
Such a great break from the production work of making art to sell. Additionally,
it is inspiring to be on the other end of the teaching table, I'm learning new tricks!
We are exploring contour drawing, color mixing, bookmaking and now lettering.
I stitched up this sweet little sketchbook repurposing a very worn leather book,
I love thinking about who Robert Griffen is, and what he would think of me cutting
apart his lovely book. I think he might be tickled. I'm obsessed with color mixing,
so of course the first page of my journal became a little color mixing chart.

Supplies I have been experimenting with are: Microns (who can live without them!),
Pentel Color Brush pens, Aqua Pens, Staedtler Lumocolor pens, Cotman watercolors,
and a variety of gouache paints. I am mostly working on Fabriano hot press paper, LOVE it!


  1. Suki, I think Robert would be delighted to see how is book is being used! Beautiful, riotous color!

  2. Thanks Dana, I'm a color mixing fool! :)

  3. holy heck your pages and palettes make my tail thump wildly. THRILLING Suki!!!!!!!

  4. love. love. love. your roses!

  5. Oh what beautiful work! Your color charts inspire me to start mixing up some of my own. Adore your sketchbook and gorgeous roses too! Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Hi Suki: lovelovelove your work !!!! alllllll your pic's above are wonderful and your roses are TO DIE FOR !!!! your petal and leaf mixed colors are just etable !!!! I'm lovin this class and all the eye candy from everyone - it gives me such inspiration to try harder to "get it" : ) I sketched what was/is on my work table last night and painted it with my Koi w/c today - ohhhhhh what fun, ha : ) love your journal - really coooooool - I'm not quite done with mine : ) thanks for sharing all your wonderful work - really enjoying the beautiful artistic creativity coming out here !!!!!
    Blessings, Sandra in AZ : )

  7. Your work is beautiful! Sigh......Love it all!

  8. Thanks so much Sketchbookery friends! What fun we are having, let's keep painting and sharing!


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