Category Archives: People Learning

Annie, Painting Above Inverness

I spent three days painting with my cousin, Annie Lewis.  Annie is an accomplished and talented artist whose work can be found at the Door Art Gallery. She is also a tremendously generous teacher.  It was wonderful to paint alongside … Continue reading

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Sheila Speaks to Students at CONALEP Plantel Temixco

My sister Sheila Polk gave a presentation to students at CONALEP Plantel Temixco, a technical high school near Cuernavaca, and I jumped at the chance to go along. Retired or not I still love going to schools and this one … Continue reading

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Homework Time

This Spanish course that the five of us are taking is really great. Not only are we learning Spanish in small groups, but we also have homework. This means my four fellow students are holding relatively still this evening while … Continue reading

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Two Listeners 

This morning before leaving Chicago we stopped for a working breakfast with a lifelong friend. First we ate and caught up on our news and then I sketched while they worked a bit. I was looking forward to this sketch … Continue reading

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Presenting to the Group, version II

This is based on a black and white sketch I posted two days ago.  I used two apps on my iPad, Procreate and Snapseed, to crop it and add color and texture.  I notice that it adds more emotional value … Continue reading

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Three More Sketches from the Conference

  Today I used the app Procreate on my iPad to make sketches of the presenters and participants at my conference. 

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Day 3 of ‘One Week 100 People’

The San Diego Opera welcomed artists this evening to its working rehearsal for ‘The Tragedy of Carmen‘, which opens this Friday. It was wonderful to live sketch while listening to the music and was a delightful way to get my … Continue reading

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Day Two of One Week 100 People

Today is the second day of the #ONE WEEK 100 PEOPLE 2017 challenge. I began the day with my landscape class in Old Town and sketched two pairs of people while working on preliminary sketches for a painting. The whole day got away … Continue reading

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Grading Exams in a Camper

Last night we sat in our camper, sharing a very small space, while Peter marked his midterms and I sketched. I liked watching his range of expressions as he considered each exam, particularly his delight, dismay, puzzlement, surprise, and approval. … Continue reading

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Peter Then and Now

To celebrate my amazing husband’s birthday today I am posting two sketches that I particularly like, the first from 1979 and the second from this past spring. My favorite person to sketch over the past 40 some years is my … Continue reading

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