Monthly Archives: January 2022

Saturday Morning

We camped for three days along the coast of Cardiff, about 20 miles north of San Diego. We had a spot high up on the bluff with a great view of the beach, surfers, sea, and sky. The textures and … Continue reading

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The King of Libraries

Here is another composition with a mounded landmass rising to the top of a page. This scene shows the Geisel Library, a well-known landmark at the University of California at San Diego. It perches on a hilltop that showcases its … Continue reading

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Bluff Above Lake Murray, again

Recently, I have been taken by landmass rising to the top of a page in a circular sort of composition. These shapes dominate the San Diego landscape with its canyons, mesas, and bluffs and are perfect for showing the interplay … Continue reading

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Tomatoes on a Tablecloth

Here is a delicious sliced tomato, a delicious subject for a gouache painting on black paper, that is!

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Bluff above Lake Murray

This sketch is based on a view from Lake Murray, a nearby park. I may have gotten carried away with the fun of exaggerating the textures of the water.

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At the Bay

Mission Point Park in San Diego is about 15 minutes from my home. It has a beautiful set of trees framed by an arching bridge that I have tried to paint several times. This week I was more successful, perhaps … Continue reading

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Orange Slice in a Glass

Painting on Zoom with friends is a great way to start the new year. There is something invigorating about opening Zoom and seeing the still life for the evening, making a few quick decisions, and then painting as fast as … Continue reading

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