Along the San Diego River

Sketch of the San Diego River in Mission Valley, San Diego CA by Sarah Sullivan

Along the San Diego River

This sketch is of a vista along the San Diego River in the Mission Valley area of San Diego. I am often surprised at how different this river area is from the surrounding high density residences and the hills that rise above the river valley. No matter the season, it seems much richer in plants, color and especially water. Today it already has leaves that are turning with the season and this is what I tried to catch in a general way by floating color into wet areas on my sheet of paper.

This is a gouache sketch with some pastel and watercolor pencil.

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4 Responses to Along the San Diego River

  1. AANGEE says:

    I really really like this!

    Sent from my iPhone


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