Category Archives: Telling a Story

Birds of Dog Beach

I went to Dog Beach expecting to paint dogs as they ran and chased. But there were only a few dogs, surfers, and onlookers. The birds, however, were abundant and I eventually gave in and sketched them into this gouache … Continue reading

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Hooray for Biden, Harris, and for All of Us!

President elect Biden spoke this evening. He asked, “What is our mandate?” And then he answered, “I believe it’s this: Americans have called upon us to marshal the forces of decency, the forces of fairness, to marshal the forces of … Continue reading

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Masks in the Pumpkin Patch

There were lots of parents and kids at the pumpkin patch this morning, and each sported a masks. Not the traditional sort of Halloween masks, but the the new normal kind. I squeezed in as many people as I could … Continue reading

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Because of the Gardeners

Balboa Park has become something of a steady date in the heat. Its shade, beauty, peace, and variety are a huge draw. Today I painted in Alcazar Garden, a formal garden with boxwood hedges and mature tropical plants. I was … Continue reading

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Resignation

Our model tonight with the Fresno sketching Zoom group was an expressive young woman named Natalie. During a break she asked us for our guess about when the pandemic and precautions might end. After Natalie’s question, her body language seemed … Continue reading

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Slow Days of Summer

Hanging out with family under shade trees in the heat of summer may be one of the best experiences ever. I wanted to capture this feeling of slow togetherness in this sketch.

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Stalking a Zucchini Flower

I am finding my neighbor-cat to be a delightful diversion. He has a nice shape and is fun to draw. Today he made a place for himself on a steppingstone in the vegetable garden and seemed to be stalking a … Continue reading

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