Monthly Archives: October 2021

Day of the Dead Still-Life

The day of the dead is coming up in five days. Yesterday the Zoom sketching group worked on a still life commemorating this event. The image above was my small planning sketch. I like it more than my large piece … Continue reading

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A Sewing Nook

A few weeks ago, one of the Tuesday night painters set up a still life with an old sewing machine, a skirt hanging in the window, and other sewing items. I liked how the scene evoked memories of sewing rooms … Continue reading

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Dragoon Mountains

We visited relatives in Southern Arizona near the Dragoon Mountains. Our hosts were terrific and entertained us with visiting, biking, hiking, feasting, throwing a frisbee for the dogs, and admiring the landscape as it changed throughout the day. The Dragoon … Continue reading

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Balboa Park Sky

The Cabrillo Bridge spans the freeway that cuts through the edge of Balboa Park in San Diego. From it, you can see the steep canyon side and the towers of the Museum of Us that rise above the foliage. It … Continue reading

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October Light at Trevi Hills Winery

The San Diego Watercolor Society painted today at the Trevi Hills Winery in Lakeside. This was our first large paintout in twenty-one months and something to celebrate. The light was sharp and fierce, backlighting the olive trees, grapevines, and dried … Continue reading

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Still-life with Onion and Tomatoes

My Tuesday Zoom group continues to paint still-life scenes. After two months, I look forward to the challenge that this kind of subject provides. I began this sketch by painting all the basic shapes directly on black paper with gouache. … Continue reading

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The Grand Canyon’s North Rim

We are back from a four-day camping trip to North Timp Point on the rim of the Grand Canyon. I painted each day. Here are three of my favorites.

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