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It’s Not Paris, and It’s Not Thursday Anymore

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

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I stopped trying to hide the fact that I am drawing. I’ve been doing it for years now on my routine trips that I feel like I should put out a cup. Or at least wear a sign with this blog name on it.  Sometimes I’ll get engaged in some discussion when I get off the train about what I use them for (always study) how it’s great to see another left-hander (I’m not, I just draw with my left hand because I like the line better) and a few times I have been told I should think about doing this professionally (sometimes I tell them I do, sometimes I just say that’s a great idea). No matter what, if there is one thing that makes me feel like I am at home in New York, it’s drawing on the 4, 5, or 6 Train.—Dominick

A blanket of snow

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

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The last patch of color I saw before getting on the train this morning. Oh how I wish I had a snow day too. —Dominick

I love this city

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

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Can’t help but miss everything about this town. The streets, the food, the people (like this fellow passenger on the Lexington line), there is no place like New York and no place like the Upper East Side. —Dominick

California Poppy

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

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Still thinking about the west coast. Lots of reminders these days. —Dominick

They’re Famous

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

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A quick drawing while out in LA two weeks ago, I spent a happy night having Mexican food with Schwartzy and Pagana. They have been on a self-imposed hiatus but I was told over queso, chorizo, and chips that this was the year of Schwartzy and Pagana. I was honored to be at one of their first meals of 2014. Good luck fellas.—Dominick

Just like a movie

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

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Spent the week traveling to, attending a movie opening (Raze, not for the weak of stomach or heart) & hanging out in, and trying to leave Los Angeles (had my flight cancelled by Jet Blue). Still working as if it’s Monday. More drawings from the trip to come. —Dominick

The Morning in Amarillo

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

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Our early start from Amarillo was delayed when we turned the corner and spotted this old Ford. Shenanigans ensued. Very nice gentleman allowed us on his property to get another view. It was his neighbors truck. —Dominick

The Year in Review

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

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A day or so in, 2014 so far has gotten off to a slow start. Not being one for resolutions I haven’t properly planned. Like Janus I revel in the turning of time. However, looking forward I long for a slightly different view. It is changing rapidly, but in first view the old hang around a little longer than expected. Here is to change all around. Happy New Year. —Dominick

A Light Snow

Thursday, December 26th, 2013

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Can’t say I wasn’t extremely happy to see the snow start falling on Tuesday night. As we drove to make our rounds yesterday the cold air had held the snow to the branches. This morning, a little more before the clouds parted. Winter is upon us.—Dominick

A stranger on the train

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

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Seriously, when did December arrive? And how is it Thursday already? For those those taking part in the coming holy day, I hope you are all finding a little peace as you scurry about. For those of you just waiting for it to pass, thank you for bearing with us crazy folk for a little while longer.—Dominick

Getting colder

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

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Winter is just days away now, much to the dismay of many here in the North East. I however revel in it. I always have. The first snow, the bitter cold winds. Yes, I may very well be insane, but there is something just invigorating to me about a cold winter day. Still autumn, but today was no less bitter.—Dominick

 

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The last few days to join our new Facebook group and win.  Join One Watercolor A Day, (view it HERE) where we’ll be encouraging readers to follow along with the exercises on a weekly basis, and post their results. We’d love to see them! We look forward to visiting the group too, and chatting with all of you about your work – what you enjoy, what you need help with, and what you absolutely love or hate about watercolors!

From now until midnight on December 15th, if you join our group we will automatically enter you in our drawing to receive a free copy of the book. To enter, go to our One Drawing A Day facebook page HERE and send us a message asking to be added to One Watercolor A Day, including your email address. Once you’re added, your name goes into the drawing. And that’s it! The winner will be announced on this blog on December 17th.

We hope you enjoy our tribute to watercolor over the next few weeks. Happy painting!

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Hanging on

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

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One last tree still pretending that autumn is not coming to a close. In all fairness it has been mild compared to last week and the fog did obscure the other trees. Maybe someone should tell the leaves to go.—Dominick

FREE BOOK GIVEAWAY!

In our new Facebook group, One Watercolor A Day, (view it HERE) we’ll be encouraging readers to follow along with the exercises on a weekly basis, and post their results. We’d love to see them! We look forward to visiting the group too, and chatting with all of you about your work – what you enjoy, what you need help with, and what you absolutely love or hate about watercolors!

From now until midnight on December 15th, if you join our group we will automatically enter you in our drawing to receive a free copy of the book. To enter, go to our One Drawing A Day facebook page HERE and send us a message asking to be added to One Watercolor A Day, including your email address. Once you’re added, your name goes into the drawing. And that’s it! The winner will be announced on this blog on December 17th.

We hope you enjoy our tribute to watercolor over the next few weeks. Happy painting!

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Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

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A slightly new take on an old standby. Hope you all enjoy the day. Feeling grateful for what I have, and thinking of those who are less fortunate. —Dominick

FREE BOOK GIVEAWAY!

In our new Facebook group, One Watercolor A Day, (view it HERE) we’ll be encouraging readers to follow along with the exercises on a weekly basis, and post their results. We’d love to see them! We look forward to visiting the group too, and chatting with all of you about your work – what you enjoy, what you need help with, and what you absolutely love or hate about watercolors!

From now until midnight on December 15th, if you join our group we will automatically enter you in our drawing to receive a free copy of the book. To enter, go to our One Drawing A Day facebook page HERE and send us a message asking to be added to One Watercolor A Day, including your email address. Once you’re added, your name goes into the drawing. And that’s it! The winner will be announced on this blog on December 17th.

We hope you enjoy our tribute to watercolor over the next few weeks. Happy painting!

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Thursday is the new Tuesday

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

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Obviously my past few posts have been leading up to a month of watercolors. For the fun of it I am going to try and do one watercolor a day and post them on my personal blog. I’ll post them before next Thursday when I am up again. And after a little hiatus we have a happy return tomorrow. See you all next Thursday.—Dominick

FREE BOOK GIVEAWAY!

In our new Facebook group, One Watercolor A Day, (view it HERE) we’ll be encouraging readers to follow along with the exercises on a weekly basis, and post their results. We’d love to see them! We look forward to visiting the group too, and chatting with all of you about your work – what you enjoy, what you need help with, and what you absolutely love or hate about watercolors!

From now until midnight on December 15th, if you join our group we will automatically enter you in our drawing to receive a free copy of the book. To enter, go to our One Drawing A Day facebook page HERE and send us a message asking to be added to One Watercolor A Day, including your email address. Once you’re added, your name goes into the drawing. And that’s it! The winner will be announced on this blog on December 17th.

We hope you enjoy our tribute to watercolor over the next few weeks. Happy painting!

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Some more autumn colors

Friday, November 15th, 2013

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Another quick watercolor of the autumn landscape. Every year brings a different burst of color. Usually with it being so dry  as it was in the North East the colors are so vibrant. Not sure what caused such color this year.—Dominick

The trees are a changing

Saturday, November 9th, 2013

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I never really got the whole idea of leaf peepers, but then again I have always lived in a pretty magical spot. The Hudson Valley is beautiful this time of year and continues into early December with some random vibrant spots. Maybe not worthy of a weekend trip, but certainly worth watching for as you make your way up or down the Hudson.—Dominick

Somewhere over Toledo

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

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OK, no where near Toledo, I don’t think, (sorry Toledo, my geography stinks if I haven’t actually visited) but rather Pennsylvania and it wasn’t actually over, it was while driving through. I hadn’t been on a road trip in a long time. I forgot how long PA was, and how beautiful the landscape was (Brandywine school slipped out of my mind for some reason), but none the less, it is really long. Thankfully I wasn’t alone, Greg and I were one the way back from a weekend road trip to Chicago. I got schooled on the history of several bands and was introduced to Louis CK. Very funny guy. —Dominick

The Bridge to Nowhere

Monday, October 28th, 2013

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I won’t call the weekend in Chicago an escape, but to clear the entire agenda and only fill it with drawing is something that even on the best days in New York seems near impossible. On our way back we turned south and made a detour in Pittsburgh for the night. As we packed up and headed out the next morning the sky broke and the rain cleared and we made our way to the river front to get one more drawing in. Another great city worth returning to one day. —Dominick

DuSable Bridge

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

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Drove out to Chicago two weeks ago for the Workbook Creative Carnival. Had a blast drawing around town with Greg soaking up as much as we could see in a few days. Check out some more of the drawings I did while finally getting to visit this beautiful. A trip not to be missed.—Dominick

Workbook Creative Carnival Part 2

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

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Went out to Chicago last week with Greg to attend the Workbook Creative Carnival. Had a blast drawing all the performers (more from the night here)—acrobats, fire jugglers, and bearded ladies. —Dominick