Foundations Begins

Once again I’m starting Liz Steel’s Sketching Now Foundations course. It’s getting embarrassing how often I begin but never start! However, I always learn something, even when my participation is a bit disappointing. Hopefully this time will be better and I’ll actually do the whole course? I must note, I am challenged to finish because… Continue reading Foundations Begins

Sketchbook 2 Complete

Watercolor Class, Buildings Class, and a few other sketches are in this little 3.5 x 5.5 inch Stillman & Birn Beta, softcover sketchbook. What a journey it has been! I learned so much!


I started Buildings by Liz Steel. These first lessons were done in the 3.5 x 5.5 Stillman & Birn Beta. What an improvement in my sketching ability! It’s amazing!

Sketchbook 1b Complete

This is the first sketchbook I finished, the second sketchbook I started. I had accidentally labeled it volume 1, then found the earlier sketchbook, so I changed it to volume 1b. This is a 5.5 x 8.5 inch Stillman & Birn Beta, softcover. I used it mostly for classwork, and color tests. Very much a… Continue reading Sketchbook 1b Complete

Foundations & On Location

Wanting to improve my general drawing ability, I started Liz Steel’s Foundations Class. I continued on with the Stillman & Birn Beta sketchbook that I had started with her Watercolor class. Later that year, I started Liz Steel’s Watercolor On Location class. My kit for that class. This was the first time I actually sketched… Continue reading Foundations & On Location

Watercolor Course

When I started Liz Steel’s Watercolor class in August 2018 I chose the Stillman & Birn Beta, size 5.5 x 8.5 inches (14.0 x 21.6 cm) Softcover. I bought her palette colors, and loved the idea of painting the palette to start the sketchbook. Why is this Sketchbook 1B, instead of 2? Well, when I… Continue reading Watercolor Course