Alison Garwood Jones

Sunday sketchbook

Originally published in March 2017 in Blog

Challenging yourself to do more with less is the best recipe for growth. #ThreePrimaries

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Lake Ontario

Originally published in March 2017 in Blog

Lake Huron rolls, Superior sings In the rooms of her ice-water mansion Old Michigan steams like a young man’s dreams The islands and bays are for sportsmen And farther below Lake Ontario Takes in what Lake Erie can send her And the iron boats go as the mariners all know With the gales of November […]

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We the people

Originally published in February 2017 in Blog

Drawing is more satisfying to me right now than writing. Writing requires a fuller understanding of people. Drawing lets you get away with suggestion. Weekend side projects. #TombowUSA #BlindContourDrawing

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Mrs. H.T. Miller

Originally published in December 2016 in Blog

Mrs. H.T. Miller, widow: iron-gray clipped hair (lightly waved). No makeup. Smokes occasionally. Eats peppermints. Keeps them in the right pocket of her full-length beaver coat. #CapoteCharacters, 1945.

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Marilyn

Originally published in December 2016 in Blog

“Please don’t make me a joke. End the interview with what I believe.” — Marilyn Monroe to reporter Patricia Newcomb, 1962.

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Thursday sketchbook

Originally published in November 2016 in Blog

After the banquet.

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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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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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Soaring over The 6ix

Originally published in October 2016 in Blog

  “His sheer tenacity and desire to learn made him pretty well a one-in-a-million bird.” — Jonathan Livingston Seagull soaring over The 6ix. My tools: Google Earth, Parker Permanent Black Ink, Pentel Correction Pen, Micron 05 Pen, Nobel no. 2 Brush, Curry’s no. 8 Brush.

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