Monthly Archives: December 2019

Happy Holidays to Everyone!

Wishing you and yours the very best as we go forward into 2020!

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Windansea Surfers

Yesterday at Windansea Beach I did several quick sketches of the surfers and the sea. My goal was to quickly show the colors and movement of the surfers and sea.

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Oh that Wind and Sea!

Sometimes place names are particularly descriptive. Windansea Beach, along the coast of San Diego, is one of those places. When you are there and ready to paint, it is clear what your painting needs to be about. The blues of … Continue reading

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In the Eucalyptus Grove

I continue to work on backgrounds for the 20-minute figure sketches I do on Thursdays. This background is taken from a plein air sketch of a eucalyptus grove I did recently.

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Holiday Party

Our model today wore a mink coat and hat, which I painted purple with a filbert brush, a brush I use most often for grasses in landscapes. I added in the couple and the tree in the background to suggest … Continue reading

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Winter Green at Miramar Reservoir

Now that our California winter has given us three storms, greenery is making its annual comeback in San Diego County. I got out to the lake mid morning and the shadows were dramatic against the bright green. I liked the … Continue reading

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Looking Forward

I liked the way that the light caught the edge of the model’s forehead and glasses as she sat in a chair. The light was so bright that the rest of her seemed to be shadowed and the details were … Continue reading

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