Author Archives: Justine Limpus Parish

About Justine Limpus Parish

Associate Professor - Art Center College of Design apparel design - Product Design Dept. costume design - Entertainment Design Dept Fashion Instructor: Mt San Antonio College Workshop instructor: Disney Consumer Products

Painting Tuscan Landscape Curtains


If you can’t have the view you want…paint one. These are curtains on my kitchen windows.  The windows are old louvered windows that let cold air in.  So since there is only a view of the house next door, I decided … Continue reading

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Painting San Diego


Quick trip to San Diego.  Balmy weather, quick storm one night, great sunsets the next Tombow pens and Waterbrush on small watercolor pad.        

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Alaska Paintings: Process


KETCHIKAN CREEK ST This is my process for creating these quick color sketches.  Most take me around 45 min. I rough in with light pencil for composition.  Then I draw in architectural elements with a fine point waterproof pen (sharpie, … Continue reading

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Alaska Trip: More Paintings


Juneau in the mist.  Tombow pens and Waterbrush.  The last one is the view of our ship in the harbor from the tram going up the mountain.

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Alaska Trip – Sewing in the Pacific Northwest


I saw a number of very interesting vintage sewing machines. The machine below is a very old  Singer treadle machine.  I am guessing 1920s.              The Vancouver Museum of History   This one is a very old walking foot Singer for … Continue reading

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Alaska Trip -Fun, food and overload


Part of travelling is of course EATING…and drinking…on board ship….the BUFFET and of course CRAB …the left-overs…and a CRAB BLOODY MARY – at Ice Strait Point Back in Vancouver….I with my glass of wine and Tom with his beer. And now … Continue reading

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Alaska: More Totems & Tools


Lots of information here that I collected from our trip.  A couple of sources: Juneau, Icy Strait Point & Hoonah, Ketchikan, Vancouver museums.  Totems are actually Genealogy statements, not religious icons. Adze – a cutting tool somewhat like an axe … Continue reading

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