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Birds of Dog Beach

I went to Dog Beach expecting to paint dogs as they ran and chased. But there were only a few dogs, surfers, and onlookers. The birds, however, were abundant and I eventually gave in and sketched them into this gouache … Continue reading

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Hooray for Biden, Harris, and for All of Us!

President elect Biden spoke this evening. He asked, “What is our mandate?” And then he answered, “I believe it’s this: Americans have called upon us to marshal the forces of decency, the forces of fairness, to marshal the forces of … Continue reading

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The Sun Comes Up on a Misty Morning

The marine layer was still heavy when I met my friends at San Dieguito Lagoon. The pathways of the tidal flow were beautiful and immediately became my focus. The sun, masked by fog, was just showing above the hills, and … Continue reading

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Painter at the End of the Garden

Last Friday, after finishing ‘Because of the Gardeners,’ it was still early. I looked around thinking that I could at least get a good start on a second piece. I noticed how the walkways led to my friend, who was … Continue reading

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Because of the Gardeners

Balboa Park has become something of a steady date in the heat. Its shade, beauty, peace, and variety are a huge draw. Today I painted in Alcazar Garden, a formal garden with boxwood hedges and mature tropical plants. I was … Continue reading

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Five Days on the North Rim

We camped on the edge of the Grand Canyon’s North Rim, not in the park, but along the Rainbow Trail in Kaibab Forest. If you look closely at this painting, you can see our two campers, my husband, sister, and … Continue reading

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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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