Monthly Archives: October 2017

Stormy Morning at Pacific Beach

We had windy and cloudy day and I was able to get out to Pacific Beach to sketch the sky and breakers.

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A Perplexing Result

In theory, collaboration sounds like a sweet and collegial process, but in practice, it can be quite heated. I have been listening to these two work out ideas together for more than 30 years and am still amazed at their … Continue reading

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Two Women in Dresses

A challenge for me is painting what I cannot see. This week I hope to become more comfortable with painting from an inward point of view. So, painting what I am thinking about, not what I am seeing. This is … Continue reading

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Field Trip Revised

This is a larger and more carefully drawn version of my post from October 25. I wanted to do a better job capturing the liveliness of a very large class of students taking a field trip to Balboa Park in San … Continue reading

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Field Trip to Balboa Park

Just as I was finishing up yesterday I looked across the lily pond and noticed a class of students walking energetically behind their teacher along the other side. I was charmed by their quick pace and by their reflections in … Continue reading

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The Lily Pond Again

This was my third morning at the Lily Pond in San Diego’s Balboa Park and I got closer to what I would like to show about the pond and its reflections today. I now know that the choice of a … Continue reading

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Across the Drawing Class

I had a hard time getting into the lesson for the day which was drawing parts of models extending off the page. I looked around the room to see how the others were doing with it and I was surprised to … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Patch

The San Diego Urban Sketchers met this morning at Summer Past Farms in ElCajon, just east of San Diego. With only nine days to go to Halloween, excitement was in the air and it showed with every step that each … Continue reading

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Passages

This is a small brainstorming sketch for a larger painting I want to make. Last weekend I was at a ranch in Arizona for a wedding. Although the wedding took place on a large green lawn, the ranch also had … Continue reading

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A Rare October Rain in San Diego

Rain in October is not what I expected to wake up to this morning in San Diego, never mind that it was less than a quarter inch, it still was rain. I walked up to a mesa with a terrific … Continue reading

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