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Pumpkin

Procreate, an art app for the iPad, recently had a major update and I thought that it might be fun to work in it this evening. After sketching a pumpkin on black paper with a white pastel pencil and gouache, … Continue reading

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Hallway

I noticed the light reflecting along a hallway in Liberty Station this morning and took a photo. Later when I did a small 9 X 9 inch gouache sketch of it, I noticed how much I like the way the … Continue reading

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Elephant

This is a pastel line sketch with a some gouache for color.

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A Presence

We had a particularly expressive model today at our figure drawing class. She radiated her presence and this made capturing both her looks and personality easier than normal. But conveying the model’s mood was not the lesson’s purpose, the purpose … Continue reading

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Among the Hedges

  Our landscape class met at Alcazar Garden in Balboa Park. I had fun sketching the other artists as they worked between the hedges. This is a gouache and pastel sketch. 

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Close-up of an Unnamed Plant

This afternoon I walked up to the college and sketched closeups of the flowers and leaves that belong to a plant whose name I do not know. When I got home I propped up my two sketches on my desk … Continue reading

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Monday Afternoon

Lately I have been noticing reflected light. This afternoon I saw how the floor, table, chairs and window reflected so much of it in the afternoon light and I began to practice capturing it.  This is a gouache and pastel … Continue reading

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At the Table

It was late so this was supposed to be a quick sketch of a tomato and an apple reflected on the surface of a polished table. However, I ran into trouble. I thought I would be able to transfer what … Continue reading

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Counter Reflection in Daylight

Although I liked yesterday’s sketch, ‘Counter Reflection,’ I was bothered by the upper right side where I had included a very small portion of the next room. That area was so small that I found it distracting. Then I noticed … Continue reading

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Counter Reflections

I like the way objects are reflected on our kitchen counter and I especially like the way bright fruit is reflected.  I used gouache and a white pastel pencil on black paper for this sketch. 

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