Author Archives: Sarah Sullivan

About Sarah Sullivan

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Reflection Pond in December

It was a gorgeous December day in San Diego, warm, bright, and perfect for a painting trip to the reflection pond at Balboa Park. Before leaving the house, I had the thought to paint the pond with the Timken Museum … Continue reading

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San Diego Bay Wildlife Refuge

About 20 years ago the south end of the San Diego Bay was restored into a wildlife refuge. The railroad was dismantled, roads were removed, and channels were cut. Now the area is a rich marsh full of birds and … Continue reading

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The Christmas Cactus Is Getting Ready

Our longtime Christmas cactus surprised us by bursting into its holiday colors a few weeks ago. I moved it outside in June and it seems that it relishes its new location on the patio table. I can see it from … Continue reading

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The Carver

Our model for our Tuesday Zoom sketching session was a wood block artist and he posed as though he were carving. It was a beautiful pose with strong light and shadow.

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Bayside Artist

My friend and I were painting at Kanaka Landing in Liberty Station, here in San Diego. We were standing at our easels and my friend said, “All we need is someone to come and sit on this bench.” An hour … Continue reading

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The Man with the Blue Head

It rarely works out well to skip over basic steps like making a preliminary sketch, but I am mostly too eager to paint to be disciplined. Yesterday, though, I did start Tuesday’s Zoom figure session with a 20- minute warmup. … Continue reading

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Rocks and Boulders

We went to Elfin Forest and enjoyed the fall colors, such as they are in San Diego in November. I had been meaning to improve my understanding of rocks and boulders, and the location was perfect.

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