Monthly Archives: April 2017

Father and Son Night Feeding

We are visiting relatives in Chicago and I had the lucky opportunity to sketch the newest member of my husband’s family while his father fed him. After several sketches that did not come close to capturing the bond between the … Continue reading

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Sharing a Laugh with Old Friends

We stopped in Saint Louis to visit with friends from our college days and it was wonderful to connect again.  It seems like not seeing people for 30 years ought to have created a huge void but this was not … Continue reading

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Along Nebraska State Highway 2

The landscape along the Nebraska highways has a storybook quality. Attempting to capture the feeling of its open spaces with its somewhat rolling hills and textured fields is a great way to spend a day driving across this large state. … Continue reading

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Action Sketching along I- 80 in Nevada, Utah and Wyoming

Although learning to accurately sketch is a long standing goal, composing pictures from what I see is an important goal too. Action sketching requires a kind of imaginative planning that I find difficult. Drawing real people who move about in … Continue reading

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As the Conference Ends

Well, the conference is over. This is a last sketch on an iPad of worn out participants from yesterday evening. 

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Presenting to the Group, version II

This is based on a black and white sketch I posted two days ago.  I used two apps on my iPad, Procreate and Snapseed, to crop it and add color and texture.  I notice that it adds more emotional value … Continue reading

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Day 3 at the Conference

  Today is the third day of the conference and basic pen drawings are all the sketching I can fit in. While I miss using color, I do enjoy just quickly jotting down what I see.  These three sketches today … Continue reading

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Three More Sketches from the Conference

  Today I used the app Procreate on my iPad to make sketches of the presenters and participants at my conference. 

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Looking to the Side

  When I was a principal my days were packed and often the only sketching I could do were quick little drawings. I am reminded of this today as I am volunteering at a conference through the end of this … Continue reading

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Along a Petaluma Path

  This sketch is more of a record of a few hours than a sketch of a specific time. I started this sketch along a path outside of Petaluma California early this morning when the skies were gray and there … Continue reading

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