Monthly Archives: October 2016

Sketch with Conté Crayon

Our figure drawing class met for a second time today at Old Town State Park in San Diego. Although this time we worked with Conté Crayon, we still had the same goal as we had last week, which was to … Continue reading

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Same Parking Lot, Somewhat Revised

Two days ago I posted ‘Entrance to a Parking Lot’ and since have redrawn it several times as I experimented with using pastels, a new medium for me.  Some of the changes are compositional and others have to do with … Continue reading

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Luke Loves My Desk

Luke loves sleeping under my desk. This is a quick pencil sketch on pastel paper.

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Entrance to a Parking Lot

There are some really beautiful intersections in San Diego and this entrance to Fenton Marketplace is one of my favorites. I began by sketching the intersection in pencil while standing on the island between the traffic lanes. It was an … Continue reading

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Anna Now and Then

Once when I was young enough to ask my grandmother blunt questions, I asked her what it was like to be so old. I’m glad I did not know any better than to ask that question because my grandmother’s answer … Continue reading

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An Artist at Torrey Pines State Park

There is something beautiful about the intensity of an artist as they paint. This morning at Torrey Pines I looked over and saw an artist in the distance. She was engrossed in the place and in her painting. I noticed … Continue reading

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Man Sitting at Old Town State Park, San Diego

Our figure drawing class met at Old Town State Park today in San Diego. We worked with charcoals and our goal was to show the roundness or three dimensionality of the model by varying the amount of charcoal we placed … Continue reading

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View from Mount Soledad

The San Diego Urban Sketchers met this morning at Mount Soledad above the La Jolla coastline. It was overcast with some sprinkles and terrific weather for sketching in sunlight. It is wonderful to sketch with a group and so helpful … Continue reading

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Torrey Pines Vista

Our watercolor class returned to Torrey Pines State Reserve and I worked to capture the view through the coastal scrub out towards the ocean. This is a soluble pencil, watercolor pencil and watercolor sketch on multimedia paper.

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Thinking at a Workshop

I attended an amazing conference over the past week and had very little time to sketch. In fact, this is the only sketch I did the whole time. I had taken my eyes off the speaker and become diverted by noticing the uniform … Continue reading

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October Beach Day

Our watercolor class met today up on the Torrey Pines plateau that overlooks the sea below. We were in the midst of coastal scrub and pine trees with sandstone mesas in the distance. Lots to paint and I painted away … Continue reading

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Debate Night Body Language

Another debate means I had another chance to sketch along and interpret for 90-minutes. This sketch is a composite of three different sketches, which I arranged later after the debate using Procreate. By that time I had seen enough of their … Continue reading

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Sunset on the San Diego Freeway

I drew as we made the slow trip home down I-5 from Los Angeles to San Diego this evening. Each time I looked up from the iPad to add more to my sketch, the scenery was different, so this is … Continue reading

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People on the Move at the LAX Baggage Area

This afternoon I waited a bit at the LAX airport for the arrival of our Chicago cousin. I tried to quickly sketch people as they moved across the baggage area but they moved so quickly I was unable to complete … Continue reading

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Relaxing at a Yosemite Campsite

We went camping at Yosemite last weekend. It was gorgeous, cold and dry and the forest was deep and green. We got there early and I was able to sketch the next campsite over on my iPad while we waited … Continue reading

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