Monthly Archives: August 2016

Morning Coffee in a Camper

This is a quick Procreate sketch of my son as we waited for the chilly Colorado air to warm yesterday morning. 

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Highway 80 in Utah

While driving across Utah from Califorina to Colorado, I sketched the view ahead with pen, watercolor and waterbrush. 

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Curious Cows

I drew these curious cows with black marker last May while resting during a bike ride in Spain and then put it away unfinished, rest time being over. Today I pulled the sketch out to practice using gouache, my new deliberate learning … Continue reading

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Bodega Bay

I used a new paint for me today, gouache paint. Although the paint’s behavior surprises me greatly, I enjoyed using it very much. Compared to watercolor, gouache is heavy and thick. It leaves brush marks that suggest the movement of the wind … Continue reading

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Celebrating Tommy

I used to work at a school brimming with energy, dedication, events, and wild wonderful curriculum and I met up with some of its amazing staff yesterday. It was a bittersweet occasion because a longtime teacher was moving on to another … Continue reading

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Pensive Moment

This is another of the camping sketches that I did while sitting around chatting with our family. Normally I plan the sketch, do a thumbnail or two, and then stick pretty close to my plan. But for this series I … Continue reading

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The Apple

We were camping under the California oak trees in Sonoma County. As we chatted in the early evening I sketched without planning, just placing the images in front of me into my sketchbook. Later when I looked at this sketch of a woman holding an apple … Continue reading

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Brooding

This morning I sketched with the North Park Drawing Group. It was a good session because the model put an enormous amount of expression into his poses and it was challenging to capture them. I like this sketch because the model’s slumping posture … Continue reading

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Groups at a Chicago Restaurant

After walking through Millennium Park in Chicago, which I should have sketched, we stopped at a nearby restaurant for an early dinner, just before sunset. Several groups were enjoying a drink together and I got a chance to sketch some of … Continue reading

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Young Artist at Work

I watched my young relative draw. He got down on the floor and into his work and I admired the  gusto with which he worked. The room itself was dark and I had trouble  showing the dim lighting. This is … Continue reading

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