Alice dreaming

Alice is dreaming of warmer days and I’m working on a new (as of today) project of trying out some little-used colours in my paint drawers. Today’s colour is Quinacridone Burnt Orange by Daniel Smith. It’s a deep orange beauty of a pigment, and dark enough at full strength for Alice’s closed eyes and the velour of her bed. For this foray into hues and shades, I’m working in a Pentalic Aqua Journal, 5.5 x 5.5″ — an ideal small size for daily sketching when time is limited.


17 Comments on “Alice dreaming”

  1. Carol says:

    Labs make the best models! Of course that is if food is not around…ha. Your daily sketching has been a huge inspiration for me to do the same.


    • This would not have been possible around dinner time Carol. Alice is definitely focused on the sounds and smells of food anytime after 4 pm. Any movement by anyone in the house could mean that she will be fed. Glad you’re enjoying the sketches. It makes me happy to paint them too.


  2. Dee says:

    Love how you are testing the colors….such a great idea!


  3. Alison says:

    Lovely sketch!


  4. Cathy says:

    Nouvelle abonnée de France


  5. Donna says:

    We all love Alice!!! She’s such a good girl! Thank you for the sketch.


  6. Jess T. says:

    I love this color. It definitely looks like a burnt orange, if I ever saw one.


  7. Judy Sopher says:

    You are getting a nice variety of shades with one color. The same with the model. I have to try all this.

    And everyone loves Alice. I feel like I know her.


  8. Suzanne says:

    I wonder if there will be an increase in dogs named Alice among your readers and fans😊
    I’ve been meaning to ask you for a while now…when you sketch with watercolours, inks, anything that needs to dry, how do you manage the page turning or protecting your fresh pages?
    You’re outdoors and you have a session (1/2 hour or 2 hours) and you have to get going. How do you pack up your wet paints, tray, etc? Can you please share how your work doesn’t get blotches, mixed paints, damage other paper or journals? Thank you very much Shari!


  9. joantav says:

    Alice looks great in orange!


  10. blissfullycreating says:

    that color is amazing!


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