Alison Garwood Jones

Destiny II

Originally published in September 2016 in Blog

In black and white, it tells a different story: “I have returned from Germany with peace for our time.” — Neville Chamberlain, 1938, after securing a promise from Hitler.

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Destiny

Originally published in September 2016 in Blog

The candidates said what they said and the vendors went back to selling flowers. #life #hope #beauty #fate I drew this with Tombow Brush Pens and a waterbrush.

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Why video?

Originally published in September 2016 in Blog

Observation is my primary occupation. It takes on many forms: writing, drawing, and now videos. While most people have been video DIY’ers since 2005, when YouTube launched, I only took to the form when the story I wanted to tell needed video effects to lift it off the ground. I prefer to be led by […]

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Look and learn

Originally published in September 2016 in Blog, Uncategorized

When you tire of your own form, the old masters and mistresses on your shelves offer up plenty of inspiring instruction. Thanks, Monsieur Degas! Watercolor pencils are responsible for this sketch and schmear effect.

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This is it

Originally published in August 2016 in Blog

Cleaning up the remains of our parents’ days has been a long process for my brothers and me. Five years to be exact. From left to right: Alison, Richard and Peter. We’re probably watching Wimbledon or the U.S. Open. Yesterday, as I was studying the photographic evidence of our childhoods inside a non-descript industrial storage […]

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Tuesday sketchbook

Originally published in August 2016 in Blog

She looked to the horizon and thought, …

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Sunday sketchbook

Originally published in July 2016 in Blog

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Canoe series

Originally published in June 2016 in Blog

  Gouache on paper. Hat tip to Marion Denchars and her amazing creative exercises in Draw Paint Print like the Great Artists.

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In Conversation with Anita Kunz

Originally published in May 2016 in Blog

hen Anita Kunz was a five-year old growing up in Kitchener, Ontario in the early 1960s, she practiced drawing the usual kid stuff: horses, flowers, fluffy clouds. But making Crayola masterpieces for the fridge wasn’t enough. Anita drew with a stronger sense of purpose learned from her uncle, the artist and environmentalist Robert Kunz. His editorial illustrations […]

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Originally published in April 2016 in Blog

That moment before your espresso arrives.

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