Monthly Archives: August 2017

Counter Reflections

I like the way objects are reflected on our kitchen counter and I especially like the way bright fruit is reflected.  I used gouache and a white pastel pencil on black paper for this sketch. 

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At Balboa Park with the Plein Air Painters

The San Diego Watercolor Society plein air painters meet most Wednesdays at different locations around the county. This morning when we met at Balboa Park my friend reminded me of what we learned at a workshop we took together. The … Continue reading

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Giraffes, People and Plants at the Zoo

  Giraffes are such beautiful animals. The possibility of sketching them motivates me to get over to the zoo. I think this is my fourth sketch of giraffes in two years. For this sketch I stood across the road and … Continue reading

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Plants and People at the Food Court

This was my first sketch of the morning yesterday with the San Diego Urban Sketchers. When I got home I propped up both sketches on my desk and decided I liked the one I posted yesterday best because it had … Continue reading

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Food Court at the North County Mall

The San Diego Urban Sketchers met this morning at the North County Mall’s food court. It was a good turnout and a great location for people sketching. This gouache sketch is in an 8 X 11 inch Moleskine sketchbook. 

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Deep Thoughts on a Patio

This is a quick gouache sketch of three men thinking deep thoughts at the end of the day. 

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Flowers on a Scarf

Yesterday one of my friends showed a painting she did of flowers in a vase. It was so gorgeous that it inspired my choice of subjects to paint today. My garden is between flowers right now but I did have … Continue reading

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The Critique

It was wonderful to meet again with my plein air class. Returning students were encouraged to bring a sketch for a critique since we would not be painting on this first day of the fall semester. It can be hard … Continue reading

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Eclipse with a Friend

Today’s eclipse in San Diego was far from the path of totality. It got a little dim and we had fun with our box viewers and sunglasses, but the eclipse pretty much overlooked us. This sketch is more of what … Continue reading

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Setting Up a Sun Shade

Today was a travel day and, while I am glad to be back home, I am sad that I did not paint today. I drew this a few days ago when I was sketching on the beach in Florida. I … Continue reading

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