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espresso cup

Sketched this espresso cup in a Barnes and Noble Starbucks in Springfield Illinois on December 22 or 23, 2002 (these were the busiest shopping days of the year for this store, so it was very crowded). Liked that it was so close-up to the subject that it made the abstract-looking features look better, so in 2019 I decided to add watercolor, choosing blue and green to keep it interesting.

10 x 7 inches, watercolor pencils on printed copy of ballpoint pen original, 2019. Print is a matted, mounted, signed 600 dpi color print on white acid-free cardstock with half-inch borders. Limited print run of fifty. I only use lightfast, pigment-based HP ink, which meets the ISO 11798 standard.

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indoor vine

Another laundromat sketch. Challenge here was to rotate the greens and several other colors so that no two adjacent leaves were the same. Harder to do that than I at first thought, but I was determined not to compromise or leave any of the leaves blank.

25.4 x 16 cm, watercolor pencil on printed copy of ballpoint pen original done on-site, 2019. Print is a matted, mounted, signed 600 dpi color print on white acid-free cardstock with half-inch borders, part of a limited print run of fifty. I only use permanent, pigment-based HP inks, which meet the ISO 11798 standard.