Author Archives: Sarah Sullivan

About Sarah Sullivan

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A Canyon Trail

There is a canyon near Balboa Park in San Diego that I have painted several times. It has a stark footpath that zigzags up to the mesa from the canyon floor. Runners and hikers love it and I do too. … Continue reading

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Looking Sideways

I liked the flush on this models’s face and the way her eyes were so large as she looked sideways off to her right side.

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Eucalyptus Woodpile

I painted this morning under eucalyptus trees in Del Mar. The air was damp but clear and the eucalyptus colors were strong.

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Woman in Blue

A model can make all the difference in a painting. The poses she chooses, the way she channels attitudes, and the clothing she wears can make all the difference to the way the artist interprets a scene. This morning we … Continue reading

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Autumn on the Santa Margarita River

We stood in the Santa Margarita River and painted. It was a very hot day and the temperature reached 93 degrees Fahrenheit (34 degrees Celsius). But even though the heat said summer, the foliage said autumn and it was a … Continue reading

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On a Brown Bench

Our model yesterday wore a bright orange top that she wore pulled down from her shoulders. The orange was reflected on her skin but I never quite got a blue for the skin’s shadows that I really liked. I eventually … Continue reading

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Cliffs by the Sea

I went to Sunset Cliffs with the Wednesday Painters today. It was a foggy morning and the sea color ranged from lavender to green, depending of the strength of the intermittent sunshine. There was a strong breeze and it felt … Continue reading

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