Category Archives: Groups Interacting

Pumpkin Patch

The San Diego Urban Sketchers met this morning at Summer Past Farms in ElCajon, just east of San Diego. With only nine days to go to Halloween, excitement was in the air and it showed with every step that each … Continue reading

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Passages

This is a small brainstorming sketch for a larger painting I want to make. Last weekend I was at a ranch in Arizona for a wedding. Although the wedding took place on a large green lawn, the ranch also had … Continue reading

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Arizona Weekend

We spent a long and wonderful weekend in a remote part of Yavapai County, Arizona. Our nephew and his bride were married at ranch where many of us could camp and reconnect with each other over the course of three … Continue reading

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Reflections

Last July I got a good start painting this sketch of my sister and her barefoot child. I liked the body language between the two of them but had trouble with the hillside above the pond. When I had to … Continue reading

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Live Sketching at the San Diego Opera

The San Diego Opera invites artists to its first rehearsal for many of its productions such as its upcoming Pirates of Penzance. We get to sit up close in magnificent chairs and sketch just as fast as we possibly can. … Continue reading

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Lunch Break

I started to draw the round table tops on an empty lunch court and then two people came along for a late lunch. Of course I tried to squeeze them into the sketch. This is a gouache sketch with some … Continue reading

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Do You Mind Waiting?

As I arrived for my haircut this afternoon I was asked, “Would you mind waiting a few minutes? I am running behind.” “Not at all,” I said, “take your time!” and happily whipped out a small sketchbook with white pages, … Continue reading

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Woodie Fest at Moonlight Bay

The San Diego Urban Sketchers met today at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas to sketch vintage cars at the Woodie Fest. As I was looking around I came across three men making music along the edge of the show. I quickly … Continue reading

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Taking in the View

After twenty-six months of sketching a new scene pretty much every day,  I am making a change. Rather than sketching a scene one day and then moving on to a new scene the next day, I will be sticking to … Continue reading

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On the Steps of the Student Union

A group of students met up on the steps of the student union at San Diego State University  just long enough for me to do a quick sketch with pastel pencil and gouache. It was late in the day and … Continue reading

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