Monthly Archives: October 2015

More homework

I had an unsuccessful day sketching at Balboa Park and was later delighted that my poor neighbor, who I tutor, had such tedious homework tonight. This gave me an opportunity for a better sketch. My neighbor was meticulous about coloring in the states and labeling each state’s … Continue reading

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Costco food court for reals

My brother-in-law, who is an expert on all things Costco, pointed out that while my October 16 post has the word Costco in the title, that the image did not come close to capturing the spirit of  its food court. … Continue reading

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Windy day at the beach

The weather has cooled a bit. It is overcast and the wind has picked up. I wanted to capture the change of weather by focusing on the tall grass, sand dunes and the sea. I used simple shapes, muted colors, and left … Continue reading

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Hotel del Coronado

The San Diego Urban Sketchers met today to sketch the historic Hotel del Coronado,  just across the bay from San Diego. There were so many possibilities for this sketch. I walked around a bit and decided to sketch a view … Continue reading

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Near Wickenburg Arizona

This is my post for Saturday, October 17.  I got home last night too late to post. It is a wonderful thing to be a passenger with vistas such as this to draw. Saguaros, mountains, dramatic clouds, so much to … Continue reading

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Costco food court

I am doing quick sketches everywhere these days. This one is from the food court at Costco in San Diego. A sweet little family shared some ice cream just long enough for me sketch them. I liked the way the … Continue reading

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A Neapolitan look

When I saw today’s model for the open studio group, I was quick to decide that the model looks like a character from a novel I have been reading this past week or so.  I just finished My Brilliant Friend, the … Continue reading

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More spelling

On most Wednesdays my young neighbor comes by for help with his homework and some games if time allows. It takes such focus for him to complete his school assignment of writing each word five times that it gives me a lull in which to sketch him. At this … Continue reading

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A drink and a sketch

It was hot today in San Diego. I paused for a drink and my eye was caught by a woman with a cell phone at a window overlooking the parking lot. I have been trying to get the bold anime/manga feel in my sketches … Continue reading

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Sunset along Interstate 5

We drove up to Berkeley for a long weekend. I was able to get several sketches along the way from the vantage point of the front seat. The dry conditions combined with sunset made for wonderful browns and oranges. The … Continue reading

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