Monthly Archives: September 2022

Sunset with the Urban Sketchers

The San Diego Urban Sketchers Symposium kicked off tonight with a Drink and Draw in Little Italy. The plaza overlooks the harbor and seats a good-sized crowd. We all visited and made art together as the sun went down. It … Continue reading

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View from Zoro Garden

Zoro Garden is a sunken garden squeezed between two large buildings at Balboa Park. On three sides, it is built up with stonework nooks that shelter plants attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. This view is towards the fourth side and … Continue reading

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Santa Margarita Waders

You are not supposed to swim in the Santa Margarita River, even when it is sweltering. But there are a few spots where the trail crosses the river, and people are allowed to wade to the other side. These two … Continue reading

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Marbles and Books

It’s Tuesday, so our group of artists met on the internet to paint a still life scene together. The contrast between the rectangular books and marbles made this a fun sketch to make.

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Succulent of Unusual Size

I am getting ready to give a demo for the San Diego Urban Sketchers at the end of this month. I’ll be sketching at Balboa Park’s Succulent Garden. It is full of eye-catching plants and land formations and is one … Continue reading

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Oranges across a Table

It was my turn to set up the Tuesday night still life scene for our Zoom group. There is a lot of thought that goes into one of these. Is it something that the limited range of a computer camera … Continue reading

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A Painter Paints

Our Thursday Plein Air group met at Harbor Island near the San Diego Airport. One of the painters standing close to the bay was backlit by the morning light bouncing off the sky and water. He was very focused, and … Continue reading

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