Category Archives: Plein Air

Bluff Above Lake Murray, again

Recently, I have been taken by landmass rising to the top of a page in a circular sort of composition. These shapes dominate the San Diego landscape with its canyons, mesas, and bluffs and are perfect for showing the interplay … Continue reading

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Bluff above Lake Murray

This sketch is based on a view from Lake Murray, a nearby park. I may have gotten carried away with the fun of exaggerating the textures of the water.

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The Old Cactus Garden, II

Back in Balboa Park’s Old Cactus Garden for a third week, I turned my easel and looked south. I liked how the morning light lit the plants, the left falling slope, and the contrast of the organic shapes to the … Continue reading

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