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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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A Few Sketches

We had a wonderful holiday and our house was full of family and fun. I did not do much sketching but we did make it to the beach twice where I was able to make several fast sketches while talking … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays!

Wishing you peace, goodwill, joy, and a wonderful year to come!

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Quick Paintings and Quick Decisions

I painted many 20-minutes sketches this morning of a model with the SDWS Thursday life group.  A twenty-minute sketch does not give a lot of time for planning, measuring, and color choice. You have to be fast and trust your … Continue reading

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