Monthly Archives: June 2016

Water Troubles

Like most Californians, I turn off the water tap while washing my hands, water the yard twice a week and think about saving water. I thought our state was on top of things but of course one of the benefits … Continue reading

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Umbrellas in Downtown Chemnitz Germany

Sketching outside with the iPad is tough on sunny days because the iPad screen gets washed out by the bright light. Today, however, the sky was covered with thunderheads- perfect for sketching on the iPad. And the rainy day was … Continue reading

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Augustusburg Castle

TheĀ Augustusburg Hunting Lodge Museum is close to Chemnitz Germany, where we are staying just now. Its bright walls, brick colored trim and grey roof are eye catching and a great backdrop for a courtyard cafe. I did two different sketches … Continue reading

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Euro 16

Euro 16, the European soccer championship games that take place every four years, started today with a game between France and Romania. Euro 16 opened with some commentary by sportscasters and our hosts listened, sitting on the same chair, bathed … Continue reading

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Balloon Astonishes Man

We were in the kitchen, sketching and eating. I was working on the view out the kitchen window when a hot air balloon went by, surprising us all. I loved the look of astonishment and quickly just drew in the … Continue reading

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Umbrellas at the Beer Garden

The umbrellas against the evening sky at this beer garden in Chemnitz caught my eye and I wanted to capture it. By the time I added in people, tables and trees it distracted from the umbrellas against the setting sun … Continue reading

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A Duel between Curiosity and Sleep

A fight to dominate the mind of this man played out as I sketched. Sleep and curiosity fought each other for control. I think you can see in his eyes which won out in the short run. This is a … Continue reading

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