Monthly Archives: May 2020

Looking at Del Cerro from SDSU

Sometimes we walk over to the mesa on the north edge of the college. It is inconceivable that our San Diego freeways are empty during rush hour, and we check our understanding by seeing it again for ourselves. We stand … Continue reading

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Roses and Placemats

We had a very quiet Mother’s Day with an incredible bouquet of red roses, which demanded to be painted. I am still going strong with combining printmaking and gouache painting, and this was the perfect subject. I am beginning to … Continue reading

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Plants in a Yard

Like yesterday, I carved stamps and printed them on black Bristol board, using gouache as my ink. Then I went back and over-painted portions of the sketch with gouache. When a stamp is printed, the image is reversed and today … Continue reading

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Gate on Adams Avenue

Last August, I took a workshop on making hand-carved stamps to use in watercolor paintings. It was a wonderful workshop, and I told myself that I would use this new technique soon. Well, thanks to sheltering-in-place, soon is finally here. … Continue reading

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Dusk on Baja Drive

The light at dusk on Baja Drive is something else. I took a photo looking to the southeast, away from the setting sun. Behind me was an impressive sunset and its orange light was cast on the trees along the … Continue reading

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Sidewalk Garden on Collier Avenue

Walking around my neighborhood, I saw a sidewalk garden with a grassy plant spilling off of the hillside onto the sidewalk. That plant’s swoop was so graceful, I had to paint it. I took a photo, came home, and made … Continue reading

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Zooming Through the Weekend

Over the weekend we Zoomed several times. Sometimes there were quite a few people in a session and I fell back into my doodling ways from my student days. I sketched on my iPad and used the Procreate app, which … Continue reading

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