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May 10, 2023Liked by Sandi Hester

Sandi, I can't resist your sketchbook tours !! thanks for posting !!

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May 10, 2023Liked by Sandi Hester

Always enjoy your sketchbook tours.

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I think you read my thoughts Sandi... I just checked my substack emails and hoped there is one from you, there was none, but a minute later it popped up on my screen! I am so glad, that's what I need today. Thank you for all your lovely and inspiring videos! Looking forward to watch it now! xx

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so glad it came at just the right time!

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May 10, 2023Liked by Sandi Hester

11/22 landscape with red/fuschia in center...just wow, Sandi. next bumper sticker: 'just push it'

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May 10, 2023Liked by Sandi Hester

Definitely inspiring, as always, Sandi! Thank you so much for sharing your colourful art work!

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May 10, 2023Liked by Sandi Hester

I love getting a look at your sketchbooks, Sandi, and I really enjoyed seeing your abstract experiments. Abstract painting certainly does come with its own set of challenges, but one of the most important and liberating pieces of advice I have learned - from you - is that you can always paint over what you’ve done. Your YT videos showed me that building up layer after layer until you reach the point where you realize it’s time to stop creates such exciting textures very useful for abstraction - this was revelatory for me. Some of the best advice ever!

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I'm so glad that was helpful to you!

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May 10, 2023Liked by Sandi Hester

Love seeing your process and experiments with color/materials! inspiring for sure!

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May 10, 2023Liked by Sandi Hester

Cool! My favorite was the one at about 5:01-02. I like the feeling of distance. Thank you, Miss Sandi!

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May 10, 2023Liked by Sandi Hester

I love how you use your sketchbooks to learn and follow your curiosity. Such freedom! And I so enjoy those landscapes from on top of your mountain and the land you gained acess to. Thanks for sharing!

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May 10, 2023Liked by Sandi Hester

I love the work in this one! As the viewer I think it’s nice to see a mix of different topics, but I understand how you’d want to keep things separate.

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Thank you for sharing your thoughts and process for your sketchbooks. I think it is very beneficial to go back and forth between abstract and figurative work. Drawing from life develops compositional skills and eye/hand coordination and connects us to that thing we are drawing. You always inspire!!

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so glad you enjoyed it Shawny!

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I just love all of your sketchbook tours, Sandi! Also, you got me hooked on the Talens sketchbooks. They can really take a beating and I love the smoother surface and off white paper. And so many sizes and formats! Hooray!

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I agree - they're wonderful!

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Can’t believe you have finished all those sketchbooks, so amazing! I would love to finish even one in a year, any tips?👍

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I rarely go a day without sketching

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*happy sigh* Thank you for these sketchbook tours....they're so very wonderful, both to look at and learn from as I never leave one of your videos without a nugget or two of wisdom from you!

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I'm soooo glad to hear that Melanie!

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May 11, 2023Liked by Sandi Hester

Love all the sketchbook tours. So inspiring!

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May 11, 2023Liked by Sandi Hester

Ahhhhh...your work relaxes me.

I’m hoping to get looser and looser with landscapes. I so often get caught in the realism and then the harsh disappointment when it doesn’t look real at.

I enjoy learning from you.

Thank you

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