Monthly Archives: March 2017

San Diego Hillside

This is a surprisingly difficult scene to sketch. At first it looked like two canna lily blossoms against a green background. The more I sketched the more I noticed all the other flowers on the hillside and soon I had a jumble of … Continue reading

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Home Again

No matter how wonderful the trip, it is always good to come back home again.  Sometimes I avoid laundry but after two weeks in a suitcase it is a pleasure to sort through and get everything clean and back in … Continue reading

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Yesterday we took a jungle walk up a creek to Stone Dam. With its clear water, rope swings, gorgeous foliage and several swimming holes it was a great place to visit but an overwhelming place to sketch.

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Breakfast in Kauai

  What better way to start the day than to sketch with pen and watercolor? Especially a sketch of breakfast in a cheerful kitchen with a backdrop of the Pacific Ocean and the Kauai landscape? I like this sketch because … Continue reading

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Two Men, Their Computers and the Kauai Night Sky

After a long day it is good to sit on the lanai, soak up the spectacular Milky Way, and enjoy the companionship of old friends. It was not until these two pulled out their computers just before bed that I … Continue reading

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Bev Makes Dinner

It is so much fun to try to capture a lively scene. My friend Bev moves around her busy Hawaiian kitchen with a confidence that inspires my deep admiration. My only complaint is that she never holds still!  I sketched … Continue reading

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The Moment of Sunset

I have been noticing how just about everyone stops talking and moving to watch the moment the sun sets. I wanted to show how people are captivated by sunsets by contrasting the vivid colors in the sky with the focused … Continue reading

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To the Airport

We are headed on to Kauai for the rest of our trip and got great seats on the airport bus for some quick sketches.  This is a pencil and watercolor sketch.

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Along the North Shore of Oahu

Yesterday we circumnavigated Oahu, stopping to sketch, swim and enjoy the island from time to time. I wanted to convey my admiration for the island, surf and the people who take pleasure in it and made a series of quick … Continue reading

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Morning at Kapi’olani Beach 

Although I did not have much time for sketching yesterday, I did get this fast sketch of early sunbathers at Kapi’olani Beach before we took off for the day at the Pearl Harbor Memorial. I think it works better than … Continue reading

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