Monthly Archives: July 2016

Where Our Bathroom Used to Be

We had some water damage while we were away for six months. A slow leak in an upstairs bathroom caused the ceiling in the downstairs bathroom to cave in. The soggy old wallboard and fixtures have now been removed, leaving … Continue reading

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A Model Poses for the Drawing Group

This sketch is from a series I did yesterday at a drawing group. I had trouble drawing the model as he was missing many of the usual features that help define people. He was very pale, had a shaven head, small eyes, faint brows, … Continue reading

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Sketching the Sketchers

This morning I sketched with a drawing group in San Diego. I have not yet built back my stamina and toward the end of the morning needed a break. Instead of sketching the last 20-minute pose by the model, I turned … Continue reading

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Lookout at Torrey Pines State Reserve

This morning I sketched at Torrey Pines Reserve in San Diego before it got too hot to be outside. I guess the lookout in the distance is about 300 feet above the beach. There are mounds of vegetation interspersed among the … Continue reading

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Figuring It Out

We sat at the table, working side by side and enjoying the moment. I liked the way the light defined the shapes in his arms and shirt and worked to capture the light and shadows in this sketch. Even more, … Continue reading

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Sunday at Fletcher Cove Park

It was wonderful to sketch today with the San Diego Urban Sketchers, especially after two weeks of staying home while repairs were being made to our house. We met at Fletcher Cove Park in Solana Beach with its lively sea and … Continue reading

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Resting

I took an overworked sketch from yesterday’s session with the North Park drawing group and used it as a reference for this sketch. Although my tendency is to completely fill a page with color, I now want to learn to … Continue reading

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Waiting

I sketched this morning with the North Park Drawing group. There was a mix-up with the models so our start time was delayed. An artist volunteered to pose while we waited and we got to it. I worked quickly, fearing the model … Continue reading

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Fixing the Leak

Our watering system sprang a big leak, which is not good when water conservation is as important as it is right now in California. It had to be fixed and I got to sketch my favorite home repairman in the … Continue reading

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The Fiddler

Sometimes you see something that makes you glad you have paper and pen handy. Today was one of those days. I could hear music and looked out the door to see my neighbor practicing for his violin lesson in the … Continue reading

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