Monthly Archives: September 2016

Dinner with a Crossword

I went to my new drawing class today and we drew with vine charcoal, mostly on its side. It was wonderful to see the technique modeled by the teacher and the other students. Their work inspired me and now I am eager to learn … Continue reading

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Morning News

For most of our reading lives the morning paper was a part of my family’s breakfast routine. One shared paper made its way through all our hands as we ate before school and work. The morning news is still how … Continue reading

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Man Waits for Microwave 

This morning our houseguest stood at the window and looked out while he waited for the microwave. I liked the way he seemed to be distracted by the morning view, with his head up and his arm limp, as he … Continue reading

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Two Pink Flamingos

I took my sketchbook to the San Diego Zoo yesterday and sat in the shade near the multitude of flamingos. These two caught my eye because they were going back and forth, squawking, poking, and sticking together in the crowd. … Continue reading

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Luke Waits for His Walk

I sketched and sketched Luke this evening, while he waited and waited, keeping a close eye on me. I liked this sketch because I caught a bit of his attentive look. This is a Procreate sketch.

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Listening to the Teacher

Today I attended the first session of an art class I will take this fall. While we listened to the teacher explain the plan for the semester, I sketched a row of my fellow students. After years of watching middle school students listen … Continue reading

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A Perfect Camping Spot Revised

I was not satisfied with yesterday’s sketch and kept working on it today to try to understand my misgivings and to fix them. I wanted richer brights and deeper darks in the forest and more green in the foreground because … Continue reading

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