Category Archives: Landscape

Balboa Park, on the Sixth Avenue Side

I did such a quick sketch and then told myself I would finish it at home. I had no time yesterday and this morning I found that I like it the way it is, especially the rough shapes and the … Continue reading

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Agapanthus and Friends

I had more fun today painting in the back yard.  This is a gouache sketch on black paper.

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Along the Patio’s Edge

This is a sketch of the edging along our irregular back patio in San Diego. It is amazing what a difference the end of the drought makes to our flower bed. For the past few years this bed featured dirt … Continue reading

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Back to Cuernavaca’s Borda Garden

Last week I sketched one of the reflecting pools in the Borda Garden in Cuernavaca and I had to go back again today for another sketch. The garden is the kind of place that calls you; it is tranquil, harmonious and … Continue reading

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At the Xochicalco Pyramids

  We went to the Archaeological Monument of Xochicalco, which features the ruins of a huge commercial and religious center of the Olmeca-Xicallanca people. There is a museum and extensive excavated ruins of what once was a very large town … Continue reading

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Climbing up to Tepoztlan Pyramid

Tepoztlan is a small town near Cuernavaca with many attractions, including a gorgeous path up its rocky mountainside to the remains of an old Toltec pyramid. Today it was filled with families enjoying their Saturday by climbing up the mountain … Continue reading

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Reflecting Pool at the Borda Garden, Cuernavaca Mexico

There are many sights to sketch in Cuernavaca but the reflecting pools at the Borda Gardens may well be among the most arresting. It was so beautiful that I had to open my small notebook and use both sides to … Continue reading

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Looking West from Kate Sessions Park

I painted today at Kate Sessions Park with the San Diego Watercolor Society Wednesday’s plein air group. It was a gorgeous vista full of green that was set off by the lifting fog. This is a gouache sketch on black … Continue reading

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Spring Comes to The Homestead Trail

I took the photo that this picture is based on while biking on the Homestead Trail at Prince Edward Island National Park earlier this month. It was still pretty cold, at least to my California bones, and most of the … Continue reading

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Near Buckeye Arizona

  In the series of travel sketches I just completed, I somehow skipped over Arizona, my home state.  I want to fill this gap by posting this sketch that I made as we drove past the irrigated fields near Buckeye yesterday. … Continue reading

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