Monthly Archives: November 2015


My favorite holiday decoration may be poinsettias. I placed a sprig of one into a vase and spent some time in the last few days sketching it.  I tried a variety of mediums and somehow this bold angular version in markers grabs my eye. I sketched in ink … Continue reading

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Watching the dancers

This is a revision of a sketch from a wedding last week. The original sketch did not tell a story, which is one of my goals for this blog, so I made a few changes. While the bride and groom were … Continue reading

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Urban Sketching at Summers Past Farms

The San Diego Urban Sketchers gathered today at Summers Past Farms in El Cajon. Summers Past is a family owned nursery, gift store, garden, wedding venue and interesting sketching location. I chose a rusted out truck on the far edge … Continue reading

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Brophy reflection

You might not know that Phoenix has canals full of water and edged by trails that people walk along for exercise and enjoyment. This is a section near Brophy Chapel and this sketch shows its reflection in the Grand Canal just after … Continue reading

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The living room

This is a late evening sketch of a room that was central to our lives for so many years, our family living room. It is not completely put back in order after a party tonight and now all the others are in … Continue reading

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Individual downtime

In every reunion there comes a time to check on families, work and news, and to get a little down time. My sisters were doing just this, on their devices, holding still and behaving like excellent models, which gave me … Continue reading

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Reunions mean catching up on all the news in a deep and sincere way by people who care about each other. Improving my skill at telling a story through image is my major goal for this blog and I kept … Continue reading

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