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At the Window

I am used to sketching on Zoom now, but even so I had trouble drawing the model tonight. Despite a strong pose and interesting costume, my first sketch was way too tight. I got out a two-inch flat brush for … Continue reading

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Reflections in the Lily Pond

I met friends early this morning at the lily pond in Balboa Park. Because the pond was in shadows, it dramatically reflected its surroundings. I got to work and did my best to capture it all.

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Model in Red

I sketched by Zoom with the Fresno group this evening. Our model, an older gentleman, dressed in a flowing outfit of gorgeous reds. I loved how he sat back in his recliner, letting the red steal the show.

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The Cabin from the Road

We packed up yesterday and drove home across the dessert from the Arizona mountains. There was a lot to do and I didn’t have a chance to post this last plein air view of my sister’s cabin. In all the … Continue reading

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Zoom Model in a Chair

Something I am beginning to appreciate about Zoom is the visual distortion made by the camera’s placement. Usually, the part of the body farthest from the eye appears smaller than the closest parts, but with Zoom, it seems to be … Continue reading

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Thinking About The Protestors

As I hide from Coronavirus and paint flowers, I have been thinking a lot this last week about police brutality, economic disparities, opportunity, and school achievement. I remember from the sixties what a difference the civil rights marchers and protesters … Continue reading

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More Flowers

Painting flowers has been great while sheltering in place and I have painted more than my share in the past three months. But good news here on the reopening, next week our parks can be used for more than exercise. … Continue reading

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