Monthly Archives: August 2020

Painting Horses

Last month in Arizona, I painted the horses that were pastured nearby, but they always looked a little wrong. So today I studied my photos and noticed that horses have longer necks, larger head and thinner legs than the ones … Continue reading

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At Balboa Park

Last Sunday I was at Balboa Park and got a pretty good start on this sketch. This evening I pulled it out and finished it up with shadows and figures.

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Glorietta Bay

I went out to Glorietta Bay on nearby Coronado Island and began to paint, thinking that the mid morning fog would lift and the sea and sky would turn into glorious blues. As you can see, I was mistaken. Even … Continue reading

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Our model tonight with the Fresno sketching Zoom group was an expressive young woman named Natalie. During a break she asked us for our guess about when the pandemic and precautions might end. After Natalie’s question, her body language seemed … Continue reading

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The Cabin from the Road

We packed up yesterday and drove home across the dessert from the Arizona mountains. There was a lot to do and I didn’t have a chance to post this last plein air view of my sister’s cabin. In all the … Continue reading

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Cabin, Trees, and Fence

I wanted to show how this cabin in the Arizona Mountains is sheltered from the summer heat by trees. I have been sketching it all week, but had to move out beyond the fence before I could get a bit … Continue reading

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In a Field

There are three horses who graze in the field across the fence from where we are camping. I have tried to sketch them a few times, and am getting a bit closer to understanding their shapes. All three have interesting … Continue reading

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