Monthly Archives: February 2017

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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Bouquet for a Happy Valentine’s Day

  Sending a bouquet for a Happy Valentine’s Day to all! This is a pastel and gouache sketch on black paper.  

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Flowers in a Vase

Pastel, charcoal and gouache on black paper.

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Little Italy in San Diego

This morning I sketched with some twenty San Diego Urban Sketchers in the Little Italy section of downtown San Diego.  Little Italy is a very busy place and I think I captured a bit of its jumble in this sketch. … Continue reading

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Let Our People Stay!

I was so sad when I heard that a family was ripped apart this week by immigration officials. Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos came to the United States 21 years ago as a young teenager. She made a life for herself, worked … Continue reading

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