Category Archives: Telling a Story

The Percussionist

The Percussionist is the last of my jazz series for now. This began as one of the original line sketches I did in the dark during the concert. Now, after some more chalk lines and some gouache, it is ready … Continue reading

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The Guitarist

In my sketch from last Sunday, The Jazz Trio, the guitarist got squeezed in the middle. I also added some 20 years to his actual age. Using that sketch, and some photos I took that evening, I think I now … Continue reading

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The Flutist

I redid a portion of yesterday’s sketch. I wanted to try again to capture the flute player’s intensity. She is still calm and centered, but her head is bent more into her flute and, her brow shows more emotion. Additionally, … Continue reading

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Beach Baby

I was finishing up a painting this morning at Coronado Beach when I noticed a man with a baby walking towards me. I was charmed by the way they were interacting and the way the man was carrying the child. … Continue reading

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Little Fisher-person with a Big Stick

I saw a small child playing with a stick along the edge of the sea and quickly sketched her. She seemed to waving the stick around the water as though she were fishing, which makes sense because there were many … Continue reading

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Grading Papers under the Plumbago

One of us graded and one of us sketched this Sunday afternoon. Our plumbego has made its way down the hill and over the patio, creating a place that calls out to be enjoyed.

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One More from Speed Painting at Aida

Yesterday when I posted sketches from speed painting at the San Diego Opera’s Aida, I overlooked this one. Today when I got to looking at it I decided I liked it for its whimsical feel.

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