Category Archives: Landscape

Bird of Paradise at Kanaka Landing

The SDWS Plein Air painters met up today at Kanaka Landing in the Liberty Station area of San Diego. We are in the midst of an intensely hot week and I feel that I captured a sense of the desert … Continue reading

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San Diego Canyon Trail

At the end of July I posted a painting https://deliberatesketch.com/2019/07/31/mesas-edge/ that shows a mid morning view of a canyon close to Balboa Park in San Diego. Here is a second view of it showing a late day view of the … Continue reading

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Wednesday Morning at Balboa Park

I sketched the Plaza de Panama at San Diego’s Balboa Park this morning. It was a quiet morning, and I wanted to capture that feeling in this sketch. I may go back Friday and do it again.

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Golden Rain Trees

This is the time of year that makes living on a street lined with golden rain trees so wonderful. First come delicate tiny yellow blossoms that float downwards. Then, over the next few weeks the blossoms are transformed into robust … Continue reading

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Mostly from Last Summer

I have the hardest time painting without an actual landscape, model, or still life in front of me. At this point I think I should be able to look at what I am doing and make the kinds of changes … Continue reading

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Art Lesson under the Eucalyptus Trees

Art Lesson under the Eucalyptus Trees We painted under eucalyptus trees today, with a gray sky and gentle lighting. My friend stood on the uneven hill a little ahead of me. I did not initially intend to include her but … Continue reading

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Tides on the San Diego Bay

Yesterday morning our weather had a hint of fall. It was slightly cooler, we had a breeze, and there were billowing clouds. I went over to the San Diego Bay thinking conditions would be good for seeing the different textures … Continue reading

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