Monthly Archives: June 2017

Near Estero Trail

I am in Colorado now but want to post this last sketch made earlier this week along the Estero Trail in Inverness California. Some of the water in the estuary glistened from the setting sun and some was far more … Continue reading

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Annie, Painting Above Inverness

I spent three days painting with my cousin, Annie Lewis.  Annie is an accomplished and talented artist whose work can be found at the Door Art Gallery. She is also a tremendously generous teacher.  It was wonderful to paint alongside … Continue reading

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Saint John’s Wort

This is a pastel and gouache sketch of Saint John’s Wort.

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Backlit Tree at Pierce Point Vista

We went to Pierce Point in the Point Reyes National Seashore in the afternoon.  The sun was shining and the visibility was excellent, a welcomed change from the usual weather for the locals.  There were a few huge trees on … Continue reading

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Looking Across Tomales Bay

I am with my cousin happily sketching for three days near Inverness California. We had a great start this morning along the edge of Tomales Bay with some fog and gorgeous vistas. There was a lot of movement in the … Continue reading

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Balboa Park, on the Sixth Avenue Side

I did such a quick sketch and then told myself I would finish it at home. I had no time yesterday and this morning I found that I like it the way it is, especially the rough shapes and the … Continue reading

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Agapanthus and Friends

I had more fun today painting in the back yard.  This is a gouache sketch on black paper.

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Along the Patio’s Edge

This is a sketch of the edging along our irregular back patio in San Diego. It is amazing what a difference the end of the drought makes to our flower bed. For the past few years this bed featured dirt … Continue reading

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Thinking about the Shapes

I attended a one-day class today where we painted using a drawing supplied by the teacher. Although the teacher wanted us to use our time to apply paint, not draw, we did do a simple value sketch before beginning to … Continue reading

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Discussion at the Fire Pit

This is the unfinished sketch from yesterday with gouache added today.  By the time I finished today I had unintentionally changed the mood of the sketch from upbeat to tense. The figure on the right now has his lips pursed and … Continue reading

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