Monthly Archives: December 2016

Christmas Cactus

We got a wonderful day of rain, which was good for San Diego and good for indoor sketching. This is a pencil, pen and watercolor sketch.

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Bird of Paradise

My neighbor has an enormous bird of paradise plant whose colors are particularly striking on cloudy days like today. I have been eyeing this plant as I pass it but have hesitated to sketch it because its colors are so uneven … Continue reading

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The Moon above Us

The full moon over San Diego tonight is gorgeous. There are flimsy clouds that catch the reflection of the moonlight. Together with the light that our house gives off, it creates an inviting and warm feeling. I tried painting this … Continue reading

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Street Ball

The model yesterday at the figure drawing class conveyed fitness. She was strong, limber and full of energy and I caught some of her athleticism in the brush drawing of her above. One of my goals for this blog is … Continue reading

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Brush Drawing

Taking an art class means using unfamiliar mediums and this morning we drew with a paintbrush and black paint. The big difference from the way I use watercolor is that we painted directly on the paper without first drawing in pencil. … Continue reading

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Man in Plaid Grades Papers

Another weekend, another pile of papers to grade and thus a great model who is willing to still for a long time while I paint him. Not bad for a Saturday evening. I overdid the pen lines on the face but … Continue reading

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At the Park

I went over to Spanish Village today and got a few line and watercolor sketches. I liked the way this man was sitting with his foot up while he looked at his phone and had fun exaggerating it a bit. … Continue reading

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