Author Archives: Beth Bourland

About Beth Bourland

Artist Beth Bourland's sketch journal about observing, appreciating and responding to everyday moments.

Sketches on display!

I’m part of an exhibition of 4 artists on “The Art of Urban Sketching.” I really like the work of the other 3 artist showing with me; I am very inspired! Show dates: July 5 through Aug. 4 Reception: all invited 7 … Continue reading

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Summer Sunflowers

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A perfect (and pink) painting pursuit!

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Around the Pond

I hiked recently at Spittal Pond Nature Reserve — in Bermuda!! The page layout was inspired by the page designs of avid sketcher Leslie Fehling. At the entrance to the reserve, I sketched in the central pond, then I stopped … Continue reading

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Artful dogs

This month’s issue of Bay Woof is available at veterinarians and pet retailers. The theme of “The Artful Doggy” profiles some artists who work with dogs. The feature about the pet photographer and her work (shown on the cover) is amazing! There … Continue reading

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Eddie the SuperCat

Eddie is the subject of a recent pet portrait. Eddie’s dear human companion tells me that he underwent some chemo treatment! Eddie looks lovely, but he might have challenged or used up a couple of his nine lives… I wish … Continue reading

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Painting with Catherine

Spent a lovely Sunday painting with Catherine up in Santa Rosa. I did this lemon in pencil, and a little watercolor still life (below). We discussed colors and ventured to the art supply store — look out!

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Stella & Molli afield

Stella and Molli in a Texas field of lupine, a completed Custom Pet Portrait, original watercolor completed for a family this past Christmas. I met the dogs – an Aussie heeler mix — they are gorgeous! I hope I did … Continue reading

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Zac of the flowing locks

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Naptime

 

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