Monthly Archives: January 2016

At the Dead Sea

Our friends said a day of sunshine is the best antidote for jet lag so off we all went to the En Gedi Nature Reserve, on the shore of the Dead Sea, for a long sunny hike. This sketch is … Continue reading

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View of Jerusalem

  This is the view from the balcony where we are staying in Jerusalem. Hebrew University is in the distance and there are many more buildings in a valley between it and our apartment that I did not include. It … Continue reading

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Over the Atlantic Ocean

  At some point as we crossed the Atlantic it was morning local time. The sky, clouds and sea seemed to have uncertain boundaries. This sketch was done on my iPad using Procreate, a perfect tool for a window seat … Continue reading

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Doodling

This began as a simple doodle of the Anthurium plants on the hotel patio. It slowly took over and dominated my attention, leaving no room for other sketching today. I became too focused on all the details and so had … Continue reading

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From the hotel window

What a restful day we had after all the effort of getting ready for our long trip. Monday was about sleeping late, eating out, running errands, talking and of course drawing. This is a late evening sketch of our son … Continue reading

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Leaving Luke

  Funny how much you can love and worry about a dog. Luke has only been with us for a year and a half but leaving Luke was such a hard part of beginning our half year trip to Israel … Continue reading

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Almost done

  Our son came down from the Bay Area to help us and we have been working away on readying our house for renters while we are away for the next six months. We were all a little bleary eyed … Continue reading

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San Diego Harbor

I waited at Harbor Island for an arrival at the nearby airport. I intended to sketch the silhouette of downtown buildings but was distracted by a sailboat and the sun glistening on the sea. I sketched in ink and watercolor. … Continue reading

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Violin practice

This is a quick sketch of my neighbor practicing the violin. He was very serious and focused as he made his way through the required pieces, one by one, and was very happy to complete the task. His long arms … Continue reading

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Corner coffee shop

While waiting to meet a friend at a corner coffee shop I happened to sit down near a couple on the patio. They were having an audible disagreement about her parents. Their body language was not friendly and I wondered if the nonverbal signals were contributing to an escalation of the disagreement. She … Continue reading

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