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Watercolors and Urban Sketching

This week's Sketchbook Skool instructor is Nina Johannson and her class is all about urban sketching with pens and watercolor. 

I've not explored urban sketching though it's been flitting about somewhere in the deeper recesses of my mind. It's not easy for me to sit outside and draw or paint knowing that someone might decide to stop and watch. Then again, I shouldn't be so insecure about my work. In fact, if a better artist came by, I'd welcome pointers. It's been years and years since art school. Why else would I be taking courses? 

I gave in to my timidity by opting to sketch something in the back yard. Why not? It's a start, right?

There's a shed out there that sits on both sides of the duplex property that we're renting. The door is on our side so it's ours to use. When I first saw it, I thought it might make a good studio. But then our landlord said they couldn't get electricity out there. Other than a small glass pane on the door, it&…

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