Author Archives: Sarah Sullivan

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More from Bonita Cove

Here is another sketch from Bonita Cove, a shallow swimming area off San Diego’s Mission Beach. Again, the focus is on expressing the movement of people, wind, and water, although this sketch is drawn less realistically.

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Bonita Cove Morning

There is nothing like a day at Mission Bay’s Bonita Cove for beating the August heat with small children. Although the morning felt serene, there was also a lot of action in the wading area. I wanted to convey this … Continue reading

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Bald Eagle

We were hiking late in the afternoon near Molas Lake, Colorado, and noticed a large black and white bird soaring high over the lake. The sweep of the bird as it arched above us was mesmerizing, and we took several … Continue reading

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Alpine Meadow

I climbed up Telluride’s Bear Creek Trail a few miles and rested in an alpine meadow. I had paper, pastel pencils, and gouache along, but there was so much to look at and so many different angles to choose from … Continue reading

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Telluride on a Quiet Evening

Telluride, a small town in western Colorado, is known for its ski slopes and summer festivities. Quiet Telluride evenings are a rarity in the summer, but I snapped a photo of one yesterday and then painted this later. Quiet or … Continue reading

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Aspens along the Telluride River Trail

Following up on yesterday’s post, I went to another grove of aspen today, this one along the Telluride River Trail. In today’s sketch, some of the aspen trees are much closer to the viewer, giving a stronger sense of being … Continue reading

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The Ridge Trail

The Ridge Trail near Telluride climbs through a forest of fir trees, aspen, rocks, and meadows. I need to go back and do several more of these until I understand how to convey aspen. Even so, I like this sketch … Continue reading

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