Tag Archives: Black Watercolor Paper

Bluff Above Lake Murray, again

Recently, I have been taken by landmass rising to the top of a page in a circular sort of composition. These shapes dominate the San Diego landscape with its canyons, mesas, and bluffs and are perfect for showing the interplay … Continue reading

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Tomatoes on a Tablecloth

Here is a delicious sliced tomato, a delicious subject for a gouache painting on black paper, that is!

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Bluff above Lake Murray

This sketch is based on a view from Lake Murray, a nearby park. I may have gotten carried away with the fun of exaggerating the textures of the water.

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At the Bay

Mission Point Park in San Diego is about 15 minutes from my home. It has a beautiful set of trees framed by an arching bridge that I have tried to paint several times. This week I was more successful, perhaps … Continue reading

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Slow Days of Summer

Hanging out with family under shade trees in the heat of summer may be one of the best experiences ever. I wanted to capture this feeling of slow togetherness in this sketch.

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The Zoom model today sat in her chair in a restless sort of way. Her arms and hands were relaxed but her shoulders were tense as though she were thinking through a to-do list. I accentuated her uneven shoulders to … Continue reading

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Blue Sky Through the Trees

It has been hot everywhere around San Diego, even up at the Laguna Mountains, which are at 5,000 feet elevation. I found the shadiest place to stand that I could and looked around for a subject from that vantage point. … Continue reading

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