Monthly Archives: November 2016

A Tuesday Morning at Mission Bay Park

The landscape painting class met today at Mission Bay. Somehow I forgot my big palette and nice paintbrushes, but did have 12 X 16 inch watercolor paper, a small watercolor kit, and a very small water brush. I focused on … Continue reading

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Sunday Morning at Tuna Park

The San Diego Urban Sketchers met at Tuna Park Sunday morning. We shared the venue with tourists, all of us enjoying the gorgeous weather, the sculpture Unconditional Surrender, and the USS Midway aircraft carrier. I really got into sketching the tourists but was vexed because my … Continue reading

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Looking Down from the Second Floor of the Mission Valley Library

Today was a one-sketch day. It is the view of a library floor from the vantage point of the reading area on the level above. I think I can do better with this subject. Although I like the figures and think … Continue reading

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Sunset at Pacific Beach

Busy day but I had time at the end to swing by Pacific Beach for a quick walk and a sketch. This is a pen and watercolor sketch.

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Take Two Giraffes And Reflect in the Morning

I am having a hard time.  How is it that we elected an individual who, if he were a middle school student, would be receiving counseling and consequences for bullying, name calling, put-downs, hateful language, and inciting others to violence? … Continue reading

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Luke Keeps an Eye on Me

I have been enjoying experimenting with charcoal, pastels and water. I am getting a greater range of textures and luminance than when I use watercolor alone. And, the water fixes the charcoal and pastel, eliminating the need for the regular fixative with … Continue reading

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Peter Then and Now

To celebrate my amazing husband’s birthday today I am posting two sketches that I particularly like, the first from 1979 and the second from this past spring. My favorite person to sketch over the past 40 some years is my … Continue reading

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