Category Archives: Telling a Story

Speed Painting at the Opera

The San Diego Opera invites artists to paint and draw during a practice prior to the opera’s opening. Aida opens tomorrow and I was one of the lucky artists who got to spend three hours painting in the darkened orchestra … Continue reading

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Wednesday Morning at Balboa Park

I sketched the Plaza de Panama at San Diego’s Balboa Park this morning. It was a quiet morning, and I wanted to capture that feeling in this sketch. I may go back Friday and do it again.

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The Reader

This was another unfinished sketch which I worked on this afternoon. The figure was pretty much completed so I added a background that would tell a story.

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Art Lesson under the Eucalyptus Trees

Art Lesson under the Eucalyptus Trees We painted under eucalyptus trees today, with a gray sky and gentle lighting. My friend stood on the uneven hill a little ahead of me. I did not initially intend to include her but … Continue reading

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Climate Strike!

An amazing number of people marched in San Diego’s climate strikes today. I think there were demonstrations at a majority of the high schools and all of the colleges. I went to an afternoon gathering at the Federal Building. Both … Continue reading

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The Lookout Tree

Last Saturday at Mission Bay I noticed that people kept stopping in the shade of a cluster of bottle brush trees to admire the sea. I did not have enough time on Saturday to paint it then, so today I … Continue reading

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Hot Days Are the Best!

What could be better than playing in a fountain surrounded by your parents on a hot day?

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