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Birthday Bouquet and Book

I got such a gorgeous birthday bouquet that I painted it all evening and time flew. In fact I over did parts of the flowers but like the simple brushstrokes in the table, book, candle holders and lower vase. Now that I … Continue reading

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Father and Child

  On my second day of learning to sketch from photos I decided to do a companion piece from yesterday’s sketch, Mother and Child. I had a photo of the father cradling his sleeping baby while stretched out on the couch with … Continue reading

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Looking to the Side

  When I was a principal my days were packed and often the only sketching I could do were quick little drawings. I am reminded of this today as I am volunteering at a conference through the end of this … Continue reading

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Waikiki Sunrise From a Hotel Window

Looking out the hotel window this morning at dawn, the sun was rising behind the hotel on my left. Some of the palm trees and the grass below were illuminated but the hotel’s shadow fell across most of the area … Continue reading

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Chart of my Gouache Paints

I bought my gouache paints haphazardly, first a small mixing set, then a few individual tubes and finally a set of 18 small tubes. In all I ended up with 37 different tubes, some so similar to each other that … Continue reading

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California Highway 1 Viewpoint

We were making our way up Highway 1 in Northern California and stopped to take in the view and a few quick sketches. The Internet is spotty in this area so I could not post this yesterday. This is a … Continue reading

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San Dieguito County Park

We are at that point of spring where the trees are still mostly bare but the ground cover is a gorgeous green. My landscape class visited a county park, San Dieguito, and it was perfect for capturing this seasonal moment. … Continue reading

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Bouquet for a Happy Valentine’s Day

  Sending a bouquet for a Happy Valentine’s Day to all! This is a pastel and gouache sketch on black paper.  

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Flowers in a Vase

Pastel, charcoal and gouache on black paper.

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Flowers on a Dresser

It has been a long time since I used Procreate on my iPad as the major medium for a sketch. Lately I have been so excited by gouache that I only used Procreate to occasionally make some minor adjustments to … Continue reading

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