Author Archives: Sarah Sullivan

About Sarah Sullivan

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Intuitive Painting

I just finished a four-day workshop on intuitive painting with the Arizona artist, Stan Kurth. Above are three of my favorite paintings that I did during the workshop. We learned to develop paintings intuitively. Not from life, not from a … Continue reading

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Spring at EL Monte County Park

Spring at El Monte Park I drove 40-minutes into the hills to El Monte County Park and painted the granite peaks above the valley floor. Although the spring shine gave a greenish cast to the area, the dominant feature was … Continue reading

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Spring Green

After a week of rain, it was spring today in San Diego. I went over to Torrey Pines expecting to paint the sea, but the tide was so high that the beach was closed. Instead, I painted a view of … Continue reading

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A Los Peñasquitos Morning

This small abstract of the landscape near Los Peñasquitos was done on white watercolor paper that I had prepared ahead of time with a stripe across the bottom of yellow ochre casein. When I was at Los Peñasquitos, I used … Continue reading

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Three Twenty-Minute Sketches

This morning I sketched with the San Diego Watercolor Society. It is not obvious, but each of the sketches above is based on the same creative model. She had a magenta scarf, and wrapped it around her head, wore it … Continue reading

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A Gardening Lesson

I went to the cactus garden at Balboa Park expecting to paint cactus. Instead, I was taken by a school group learning about public gardens. I watched them awhile and liked the way the students leaned forward as they listened … Continue reading

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Cactus with Inktense Pencils

I set up this still life to explore using gouache with Inktense pencils. I wanted to work with both smooth and textured surfaces and a limited palette so I would not be distracted by lots of color choices. I put … Continue reading

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