Category Archives: Landscape

Balboa Park Sky

The Cabrillo Bridge spans the freeway that cuts through the edge of Balboa Park in San Diego. From it, you can see the steep canyon side and the towers of the Museum of Us that rise above the foliage. It … Continue reading

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October Light at Trevi Hills Winery

The San Diego Watercolor Society painted today at the Trevi Hills Winery in Lakeside. This was our first large paintout in twenty-one months and something to celebrate. The light was sharp and fierce, backlighting the olive trees, grapevines, and dried … Continue reading

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Still-life with Onion and Tomatoes

My Tuesday Zoom group continues to paint still-life scenes. After two months, I look forward to the challenge that this kind of subject provides. I began this sketch by painting all the basic shapes directly on black paper with gouache. … Continue reading

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The Grand Canyon’s North Rim

We are back from a four-day camping trip to North Timp Point on the rim of the Grand Canyon. I painted each day. Here are three of my favorites.

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Ship in the Harbor

Our group went down to San Diego’s Tuna Harbor Park and spent the morning painting. The Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum is adjacent and pretty much dominates the view from the edge of the harbor. I liked the shape of the … Continue reading

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Sunset Cliffs with a Roiling Sea

Sunset Cliffs, along San Diego’s shoreline, always has a grand vista for a painter. Its elevation gives broad views, and its warm sandstone formations contrast nicely with the sea. Sometimes, it also offers a roiling sea, as was the case … Continue reading

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Saturday Morning at Liberty Station

Yesterday morning I sketched with the San Diego Urban Sketchers at Liberty Station. The water was calm and there were many paddle boaters out on the water.

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