Monthly Archives: October 2020

The Sun Comes Up on a Misty Morning

The marine layer was still heavy when I met my friends at San Dieguito Lagoon. The pathways of the tidal flow were beautiful and immediately became my focus. The sun, masked by fog, was just showing above the hills, and … Continue reading

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Painter at the End of the Garden

Last Friday, after finishing ‘Because of the Gardeners,’ it was still early. I looked around thinking that I could at least get a good start on a second piece. I noticed how the walkways led to my friend, who was … Continue reading

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Because of the Gardeners

Balboa Park has become something of a steady date in the heat. Its shade, beauty, peace, and variety are a huge draw. Today I painted in Alcazar Garden, a formal garden with boxwood hedges and mature tropical plants. I was … Continue reading

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Five Days on the North Rim

We camped on the edge of the Grand Canyon’s North Rim, not in the park, but along the Rainbow Trail in Kaibab Forest. If you look closely at this painting, you can see our two campers, my husband, sister, and … Continue reading

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The Thinker

The model for our Zoom sketching session yesterday had the air of a thinker. His eyes were wide open and he looked directly into the camera. His left hand in front of his face seemed to hold an idea that … Continue reading

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Under the Coronado Bridge

It was early, but already hot, so I went to paint in the deep shadow beneath the Coronado Bridge. At first, it seemed too industrial, and I thought I might move on. But I began to look at the big … Continue reading

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Across from Maintenance

Yesterday was so hot. We went to paint at Inspiration Point in Balboa Park but before we knew it, it was too hot to paint in the sunshine. One by one, we made our way down to a shaded pool … Continue reading

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