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Hollyhocks from a Friend

Hollyhocks from a Friend My friend gave me a gorgeous bouquet of hollyhocks. It is not a flower we see much of out here in California, and every time I passed them today I kept thinking how much fun they … Continue reading

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Along a Forest Path

I have quite a few unfinished paintings from my recent trip. I knew when I started this one, that I wouldn’t have enough time to finish it, but I did get the sweep of the road and the lean of … Continue reading

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Home Again

Home Again Travel is wonderful but it is ever so nice to be home again, especially with sunflowers and irises to keep me company while I adjust to this time zone. I wanted a simple focus and so exaggerated the … Continue reading

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Rained In

What do you call it when a group of plein air painters retreats to shelter due to rain? Rained out, rained in? Whatever it is, today we painted indoors. These two artists looked through the window and captured the spring … Continue reading

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Crystal Pier on a Quiet Morning

Crystal Pier is an iconic San Diego landmark and very occasionally a quiet location. This Wednesday winter morning was one of those quiet times. The tide was out, the surf was gentle, the fog had not lifted, and the weather … Continue reading

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Three Twenty-Minute Sketches

This morning I sketched with the San Diego Watercolor Society. It is not obvious, but each of the sketches above is based on the same creative model. She had a magenta scarf, and wrapped it around her head, wore it … Continue reading

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Inktense and Gouache

I bought some Inktense pencils this morning and had to try them out. Inktense pencils combine qualities of traditional watercolor pencils and permanent markers. The pencil marks dissolve with water but once dry, the color is bright and durable. I … Continue reading

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