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Watercolor on Yupo Workshop – Sacramento

One-day workshop at University Art in Sacramento, CA. Click here for details and to register.

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Watercolor on Yupo Workshop – University Art

Saturday, May 14th, 10 am – 4 pm, University Art Explore the possibilities of watercolor painting on this unique surface. Yupo is a slick and non-absorbent synthetic paper. These properties allow the colors to remain bright and vibrant and to … Continue reading

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For more information about these paintings, please click on any thumbnail. Most of Ann’s watercolor paintings are on Yupo, a synthetic paper made of polypropylene. She uses a limited color palette and a looser painting technique, allowing the paper and … Continue reading

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What is Scratchboard?

Scratchboard is a clay-coated surface that is scratched with a knife or other abrasive tool to render detail and texture. Boards are either black or white. The majority of scratchboard artists use Ampersand‘s archival boards: Scratchbord™ (black) or Claybord™ (white). … Continue reading

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Cassie & Bella

Cassie & Bella Commissioned Portrait Scratchboard (Ampersand Scratchbord™) with Watercolor 6″ x 10″ To zoom in on this drawing, click on the image. Watch a short work in progress video. zoomify searchcats

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Mark Your Calendars – May Open Studios Tour

I’m participating in the North Auburn Artists’ Open Studios Tour this year. May 7th & 8th, 10 – 5 each day. I’ll be at Diane Tharp‘s place. I showed with Diane for the North Auburn “Fall Into Art” event in … Continue reading

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North Auburn Artists – Open Studios Tour

Open Studios Tour in North Auburn, CA 20+ artists, multiple locations Ann will be at Diane Tharp‘s place on Oak Knoll Lane. Purchase her scratchboard art: originals, prints, cards & more. She’ll demo scratchboard all weekend too. Tour map will … Continue reading

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What Was I Thinking?

… also … What Have I Gotten Myself Into?Ages ago, I created a blog on the Blogger platform and posted pretty regularly for a few years. I later joined Facebook and put more of my time into posting updates, works … Continue reading

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JacobChimpanzeeScratchboard (Ampersand Scratchbord™)with Watercolor5″ x 5″To zoom in on this drawing, click on the image.______________________________________ The original drawing is available in Ann’s shop. Read more about Jacob & the creation of the drawing in this blog post. Copyright 2019, Ann … Continue reading

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Reference Photo Guidelines

Why Clear, High Quality Photos are Essential! Ann took her own photos (many of them!) of Abby the German Shepherd. She selected a few of the best photos, and then, in consultation with her client, they chose the photo below … Continue reading

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