Tag Archives: California

Late Afternoon at Lake Murray

It was around 3 pm, and the sun’s glare reflected on the lake and through the people fishing. I especially liked the shadows that the people cast.

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Leo Carrillo City Park

We went up to Leo Carrillo Park in Carlsbad, north of San Diego, to paint trees. These trees have leaves year-round, but their limbs were too beautiful to hide.

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Nothing Static Here

I started this little sketch when I was at Lake Murray last Thursday. It was my second piece, and I only had enough time to put in the base coat. Later at home, I added details to show that it … Continue reading

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Fall Comes to San Diego

Wild winds blew in cold air and some rain overnight, which was a change for us here in San Diego. Our Thursday group met this morning at Lake Murray Reservoir, not too far from my house. Its normally placid waters … Continue reading

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A Painter Paints

Our Thursday Plein Air group met at Harbor Island near the San Diego Airport. One of the painters standing close to the bay was backlit by the morning light bouncing off the sky and water. He was very focused, and … Continue reading

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Happy But With Issues

The couple on the bench near where I was painting this morning caught my attention, mainly because their body language was so strong. They stayed on the bench for more than an hour, maintained eye contact, examined each other’s faces, … Continue reading

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Old Town Park with the San Diego Urban Sketchers

I met up this morning with the San Diego Urban Sketchers in San Diego’s Old Town. A lot was going on, and eventually, I settled in and focused on a few elements, the flag pole, a little girl playing, people … Continue reading

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