Category Archives: Figures

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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Archer or Arches?

Balboa Park has a 30- acre archery range that winds its way under Cabrillo Bridge and along a canyon full of eucalyptus and palm trees. We painted at the target practice area at the start of the trail. It was … Continue reading

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Thinking About It

We had a lovely model today for the Tuesday Fresno Sketch group. She had a reflective demeanor and an air of complexity. For the last 20- minute pose, I painted directly on the paper, without first drawing in her basic … Continue reading

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Held by a Chair

Our model yesterday for the Fresno Zoom sketching group seemed so tired. Exhaustion seemed to rise from her bones and onto my sketch. She was sitting on a conventional couch but I wanted to emphasize the support the furniture gave … Continue reading

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Masks in the Pumpkin Patch

There were lots of parents and kids at the pumpkin patch this morning, and each sported a masks. Not the traditional sort of Halloween masks, but the the new normal kind. I squeezed in as many people as I could … Continue reading

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Painter at the End of the Garden

Last Friday, after finishing ‘Because of the Gardeners,’ it was still early. I looked around thinking that I could at least get a good start on a second piece. I noticed how the walkways led to my friend, who was … Continue reading

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