Monthly Archives: November 2017

At Fir and Date Streets

This morning the Wednesday painters painted in San Diego’s Little Italy. This is a sketch looking down Fir Street towards the San Diego Bay and is more of a drawing than a painting. I was going to smooth it out … Continue reading

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A Second Moonless Night

This is a second attempt at sketching our street from photographs taken at night. Last night’s sky had reds in it and I think that is more interesting than today’s purples. Both skies were made with lots of wet paint dropped … Continue reading

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Streetlight on a Moonless Night

The moonless sky was gorgeous tonight. There were layers of color in it and the lights on the canyon across from us gleamed.  I took a few photos and used them for guidance on this sketch, working in the light … Continue reading

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Poinsettia Season

The huge poinsettias are in the stores and that means it is time to bring a few home and paint them again. This is probably the first of several that I will sketch in the next month or so. This … Continue reading

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Mediterranean Garden

I was planning on refining yesterday’s sketch but when I got up to the college a large delivery truck was blocking the view that I painted yesterday. As it turned out, this was good luck for me. I walked on … Continue reading

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Near the Student Union

Sometimes I walk up to the college at the end of the day. Now that it is getting dark so early, the campus has a wintery feeling. I really enjoy the light in the windows and archways, against the dark walls … Continue reading

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Torrey Pines Beach

It is worth the 30-minute drive to paint at Torrey Pines. The day was gorgeous, slightly cold, and windy enough for good wave action. I focused on capturing the water current and cloud action with my brushstrokes. This is a … Continue reading

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A Mid November Night

This evening I revisited my fireplace sketch from last week and had the same issue with the colors not being deep enough. Last week I applied heavy coats of pastel over the gouache in order to deepen the color. This … Continue reading

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A Steampunk Penguin?

Today was the fourth week of my Photoshop class and the night we handed in our first assignment. We were to construct a steampunk animal by combining photographs of gears, machine parts or metal. I am not completely certain that … Continue reading

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Worldwide Urban Sketchers Sketchwalk

This afternoon our San Diego Chapter of the Urban Sketchers participated in the Worldwide Urban Sketchers Sketchwalk. All across the world local chapters met and sketched together for assigned 30-minute intervals while posting to social media. As I walked up to … Continue reading

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