Monthly Archives: February 2017

California Highway 1 Viewpoint

We were making our way up Highway 1 in Northern California and stopped to take in the view and a few quick sketches. The Internet is spotty in this area so I could not post this yesterday. This is a … Continue reading

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Sketching with My Seatbelt On

We drove north on I-5 from San Diego and as we left the LA area behind I began to sketch. Live sketching in the car while the scenery flies past is invigorating, especially as you descend along the Grapevine. You … Continue reading

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People in a Coffee Shop

Although I have been very interested in drawing crowds lately, this is not a real sketch of a crowd. Rather it is a few seated figures at a coffee shop along with a series of  people putting in their orders … Continue reading

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Luke Will Be Missed So Much

Luke was such a good dog. He loved keeping us company, was always ready to help with the dishes, valiantly defended the house from the mailman, and was a terrific model for my sketches to boot. Funny how much you … Continue reading

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After the Storms that Broke the Drought

It was a gorgeous day and well spent with my landscape class at San Dieguito County Park. I pretty much painted the same scene from the same spot last week but several stormy days resulted in so much more greenery that the … Continue reading

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This Is What Democracy Looks Like!

This is a second sketch from the San Diego March in Solidarity with Immigrants. I made many line sketches Saturday of the march and am finishing them with gouache and comparing them for impact. Both of the two sketches, yesterday’s … Continue reading

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At the San Diego March for Immigrants

There were so many marchers at the San Diego March in Solidarity with Immigrants today and it was an amazing experience being there. As I marched along a young man approached me, doubled checked that I was his old principal, … Continue reading

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A Finished Sketch from Falstaff

I sketch often with the San Diego Urban Sketchers and one of the guidelines we follow when we post to their site is that our sketches should be completely done in a live setting from direct observation, not from photos, … Continue reading

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Live Sketching at the San Diego Opera

The San Diego Opera season opens this Saturday with Falstaff. Local artists were invited to live sketch the Wednesday working rehearsal and I was so glad to be part of the group yesterday evening. We sat in the orchestra section … Continue reading

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San Dieguito County Park

We are at that point of spring where the trees are still mostly bare but the ground cover is a gorgeous green. My landscape class visited a county park, San Dieguito, and it was perfect for capturing this seasonal moment. … Continue reading

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