Category Archives: Interior

Odds and Ends

We drove north from Bonn late this afternoon and stopped much later in Flensburg for the night. Since this was not a good day for sketching, I decided to post some sketches from the past week. One of the pleasures … Continue reading

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Between the Azores and Brittany

Last Sunday evening our ship left the Azores Islands and this morning we docked at Brest on Frances’ Brittany coast. Here are five sketches from the last five days. Watching the Azores Islands Disappear It was still warm as we … Continue reading

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The News or the View

Our morning in Mazatlan begins with a competition between reading up on the morning news and seeing the morning view of the beach. This morning the news readers were plentiful which made me happy because they sit still and are … Continue reading

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Afternoon Gathering

We seem to gather in the late afternoon, a group at the table with their crossword puzzle, a group with their books, and a lone sketcher trying to capture it all with pastel and gouache.

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The View

This sketch shows two different people looking at a view from different vantage points. As I painted, I was just sketching what I saw, that is, doing my best to copy what was in front of me. I noticed how … Continue reading

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Book and Vistas

I began this early morning sketch of my brother-in-law reading in the morning light on the balcony yesterday, and finished it this morning. Since we all read so much here, I would like to compose a painting that shows the … Continue reading

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Settling In

We, my brother, sister, brother-in-law, husband, and I, have been here in Mazatlan less that a day and already we are settling into relaxation mode- sleeping in, reading, playing Scrabble and sketching. Although I like this sketch because it caught … Continue reading

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Taco Redo

For the last 10 days or so I have been experimenting with the surfaces that I paint on. My goal is to find something that allows me to rework sections of a painting. So far I have tried painting on paper … Continue reading

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Stopping for a Taco

A few days ago I stopped for a taco in the late afternoon. The shop was quiet, and I got an excellent seat for drawing. The ceiling of this shop has lots of interesting shapes and color, and I have had … Continue reading

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Oh, Those Poinsettias!

I could not resist painting poinsettias again today. After I finished the gouache painting, I used an app, Snapseed, to heighten the color. The original sketch, although bright, pales in comparison to this adjusted sketch above.

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