Monthly Archives: December 2017

Peñasquitos Lagoon Again

I wanted to go back to the location where I painted yesterday to paint again today but was too busy. Instead, in the evening, I used yesterday’s painting along with a few photos and painted at my desk. My intention … Continue reading

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Peñasquitos Lagoon and Valley

This morning my Wednesday group painted near the visitor center at Torrey Pines State Reserve. We stood up on a hill and looked north across the lagoon and hills. I wanted to show how the lagoon empties into the sea … Continue reading

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Oh, Those Poinsettias!

I could not resist painting poinsettias again today. After I finished the gouache painting, I used an app, Snapseed, to heighten the color. The original sketch, although bright, pales in comparison to this adjusted sketch above.

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Dancers from the Nutcracker

Today I refined some of the sketches I made yesterday at the dress rehearsal for the California Ballet’s Nutcracker. Because I worked rapidly in the dark yesterday, trying to capture the gestures of the dancers, the sketches were raw. So … Continue reading

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The Nutcracker

I was able to go to a dress rehearsal this evening of the California Ballet’s The Nutcracker, along with other artists from my sketching class. We had first row seats and were able to sketch and paint throughout the full … Continue reading

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Fishing at Shelter Island

We are in the midst of a Santa Ana weather event, which means low humidity and high winds. So far it has not been as extreme here in the city of San Diego as it has in the mountains east … Continue reading

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Admiring Pacific Beach

I went to Pacific Beach today to paint the shoreline. I walked down aways to an empty spot and did a few speed sketches of the swirls in the water, air, and sand. After a while, a man set up his … Continue reading

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Trees on a Plaza

I walked up to the college this morning and did four rapid sketches of the trees on a plaza. All four are abstracts painted with white and the three primary colors, yellow, red and blue. I wanted to remind myself … Continue reading

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Poinsettias in a Dark Room

I was trudging away at my computer but distracted by the poinsettias at the other side of the room. It has been a few days since I sketched and I wanted to get back on track. I painted quickly and … Continue reading

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