Category Archives: Landscape

At the Beach

Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve in Oahu Hawaii is a snorkeling park full of sea life and coral. It also had a very cute family that I had a chance to sketch as I sat behind them on the beach.

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View from the Lanai

I painted today from the corner of the lanai, or porch, that wraps around the side of the rental where we are staying here in Oahu, Hawaii. It offers a mesmerizing view of the sea that is set off by … Continue reading

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Looking North along Waimanalo Beach

This morning I got up early and walked down to the beach for this sketch. Yesterday I painted the view along the beach looking south. Today’s sketch is from the same spot but looking north.

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First Look at Waimanalo Beach

We arrived at Waimanalo about an hour before sunset and walked down to the beach for a first look. This is a very quick sketch in a very small sketchbook, a first sketch of the week, to help me begin … Continue reading

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Spring Comes to My Potted Plants

It was a lovely spring day, somewhat overcast but not cool. I sat on the porch, sketched the potted plants along the wall, and enjoyed the warmth.    

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Gray Skies at Torrey Pines II

This is the second of two sketches I started two days ago. It is very similar to the one I posted Thursday but has two figures in the foreground. In both cases, I used a limited palette of white along … Continue reading

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Gray Skies at Torrey Pines

It was overcast today at Torrey Pines, and the hill in the background seemed to be part of the sky. After a bit, the light changed, and I put this sketch aside to work on a second sketch. Now I … Continue reading

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Wave Watcher

I spent the morning at Torrey Pines State Beach and sketched this figure sitting out by the waves. This is an acrylic and gouache sketch on a sheet of 12 X 12- inch black paper.

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Beach Soccer, Two On One

I worked from photos again today, trying to capture multiple types of movement. I wish I had left more of the background unpainted, it would have strengthened the focus on the figures

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Run, Run from that Wave!

Today I used some photos from my nephews’ recent visit and worked at capturing their delight in the waves. This is an acrylic and gouache sketch on an 8 X 12 -inch black paper.

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