Monthly Archives: May 2023

People at Spanish Village

Although I often paint figures, I am confused about how to place several into a landscape so that their relative sizes are believable. So I was happy when I saw that Peggi Kroll Roberts was offering a three session online … Continue reading

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Strawberry Cake and Flowers for Breakfast

What a great idea this is for breakfast tomorrow! Unfortunately, it is a scene we painted during tonight’s online Tuesday night still-life. I especially loved painting the pattern of the tablecloth.

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Strawberries on a Cutting Board

This week’s Tuesday night still-life was challenging. I liked the pattern the strawberries made on the cutting board. Still, I had trouble initially because I painted each strawberry separately and emphasized the grain on the cutting board, which was distracting. … Continue reading

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Putting Dinner on the Table

We visited friends down the street for dinner. Even better than the delicious meal was seeing three generations of women working together to put the meal on the table, the most senior at the stove, the youngest counting out and … Continue reading

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Cypress Trees at Casa del Rey

Today we painted at the Casa del Rey Garden in Balboa Park. There were roses, palm trees, terraces, walkways, a wishing pond, and these two young cypress trees that totally caught my eye. I liked how their shape and color … Continue reading

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Shoes and Socks by the Door

This week’s Tuesday night still-life.

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Cypress Trees at Inspiration Point

A few vistas around San Diego are always on my mind, mostly because they are compellingly beautiful yet too challenging to portray adequately. One of these places is the rows of cypress trees at Inspiration Point in Balboa Park. I … Continue reading

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