Alison Garwood Jones

Thursday sketchbook

Originally published in November 2016 in Blog

After the banquet.

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Originally published in November 2016 in Blog

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Monday sketchbook

Originally published in November 2016 in Blog

In her next role, Jessica played a 1930s stenographer. Bruce wondered if he would find another job. Pedro’s days in the band took him all over Mexico. Barbara swims every day. She doesn’t talk to the other swimmers. Stephen wrote Carrie in a trailer on a portable typewriter.

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Flesh tones

Originally published in November 2016 in Blog

The only thing I remember about colour mixing from grade school is: red + blue = purple. I’m guessing you also discovered that the result was an ugly, muddy maroon, not the Tyrian purple worn by Roman emperors. For that, according to Aristotle, I’d have to source some crushed shellfish. I only had a Prang […]

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Originally published in November 2016 in Blog, Uncategorized

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Ancient find

Originally published in November 2016 in Blog

Remains from the ancient city of Hamilton: Pantone broad-nib marker carbon tested to 1981, and Buffalo Artist Marker, circa 1976 (note the teeth marks on cap, thought to be placed there by a small child). These exceptional finds post-date the Minoans, Mycenaeans, Greeks and Romans. And while they may be grouped with other common finds […]

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