Tag Archives: Black Watercolor Paper

Another Danish Tree

I have been using a lot of crayon-resist lately. I like the texture and mix of colors it gives when it is overpainted with a simple gouache wash. I also appreciate the crayons for being so easy to bring along … Continue reading

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In a Danish Forest

We flew to Copenhagen three days ago. My Southern California eyes are feasting on the glorious Danish spring. Today I spent several hours in the nearby forest of Hareskov, attempting to capture the suggestion of new green that is budding … Continue reading

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A Sisterly Conversation

I am in the middle of a two-week trip with my sisters to the beautiful Mexican city of Oaxaca. Talking might be our main activity, which we enjoy very much. I also like the long conversations because it gives me … Continue reading

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Streamers above Oaxaca

We walked along Calle Macedonio Alcalá in Oaxaca yesterday evening, and the streamers blowing in the breeze above us were mesmerizing. Later I sketched this in dim lighting, using photos to help me remember what I saw. I like the … Continue reading

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The Florida Canyon Traihead

One of my favorite San Diego views is the view of the Florida Canyon Trailhead from the Rose Garden at Balboa Park. It is especially compelling in late spring when our rainy season is ending, and the foliage is young … Continue reading

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Last Sketch from Casa de Flores

By the time I started this third and final sketch from the San Diego Horticultural Society’s Spring Tour, I was tired enough to sit while painting, something I rarely do. I found a spot under a massive oak tree and … Continue reading

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Second Sketch from Casa de Flores

An abundance of flowers and plants is such a delight. This is my second sketch from the San Diego Horticulture Society’s Spring Tour, and I focused on a beautiful agave. I liked how the surrounding flowers accentuated its long leaves … Continue reading

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