Category Archives: Interior

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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A Yucca Plant, I think

I sketched today at Balboa Park’s Desert Garden. It is a delightful place on top of the mesa, full of succulents and cactus. Unfortunately, there are no name plates so I am not confident that this is a yucca. Regardless, … Continue reading

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First Poinsettia of the Season

I love those huge poinsettia plants that appear in stores just about now, and could not resist buying and painting one today.

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Gallery Lights

Every now and then it’s my turn to volunteer at the SDWS gallery so visitors can see the current show. Today was kind of slow at first, so I had a chance to pull out my crayons and color pencils. … Continue reading

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Flowers on a Table

  Here are There is something beautiful about flowers on a table, and I wanted to capture this in this quick gouache sketch.

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Five Sunflowers

I wanted to make this a little abstract by emphasizing the geometric shapes of the water in the vase and the windows in the back right. I wonder if I should try placing the vase so that it is a … Continue reading

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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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