Category Archives: Interior

Home Again

Home Again Travel is wonderful but it is ever so nice to be home again, especially with sunflowers and irises to keep me company while I adjust to this time zone. I wanted a simple focus and so exaggerated the … Continue reading

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In the Hallway

This is the last of the large sketches I did this past Thursday. The model, in red, posed with a kind of waiting attitude and I imagined that she looked like she was standing in a long line. Later when … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for Holy Week

Getting Ready for Holy Week My Wednesday sketching group met at Saint Paul’s Cathedral in San Diego this morning. It is a beautiful and busy complex with many tempting choices for interior and exterior scenes. And, with Easter in less … Continue reading

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News of the Snowstorm

I am visiting my sisters in Prescott Arizona and we have been treated to sixteen inches of snow. We stayed inside in the morning and read about the storm, sketched and played scrabble. I had trouble conveying the mounds of … Continue reading

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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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