Monthly Archives: January 2020

A Short Nap

My son was napping on the couch. I captured the moment with this sketch in gouache and pastel.

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From the Passenger’s Seat

We headed along the California I-5 highway and I made a few chalk, pen and gouache sketches as we drove, just for the fun of it.

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The Percussionist

The Percussionist is the last of my jazz series for now. This began as one of the original line sketches I did in the dark during the concert. Now, after some more chalk lines and some gouache, it is ready … Continue reading

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The Guitarist

In my sketch from last Sunday, The Jazz Trio, the guitarist got squeezed in the middle. I also added some 20 years to his actual age. Using that sketch, and some photos I took that evening, I think I now … Continue reading

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The Flutist

I redid a portion of yesterday’s sketch. I wanted to try again to capture the flute player’s intensity. She is still calm and centered, but her head is bent more into her flute and, her brow shows more emotion. Additionally, … Continue reading

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A Jazz Trio

Saturday evening we went to hear a jazz trio present their new CD. I had my sketchbook and chalk pencils in my purse and drew a bit in the dark of the performance. Today I added gouache paint to the … Continue reading

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The Research Paper

Several months ago, I sketched a figure that I liked quite a bit. However, it had an unfinished look. It was a figure in need of a background. I finally decided that since this particular model has a thoughtful demeanor, … Continue reading

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