Tag Archives: California


I have been Zoom sketching on Tuesday evenings with my cousin’s group in Fresno since the spring. They are accomplished and supportive, so a great group to draw with each week. They have a steady group of interesting models. Every … Continue reading

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A Stay- Home Order, Again

Our California Hospitals are at capacity and so our state has had to order us to stay home again. I am glad our governor is taking action but am sad that I will not be going out painting for some … Continue reading

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San Diego Bay Wildlife Refuge

About 20 years ago the south end of the San Diego Bay was restored into a wildlife refuge. The railroad was dismantled, roads were removed, and channels were cut. Now the area is a rich marsh full of birds and … Continue reading

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The Christmas Cactus Is Getting Ready

Our longtime Christmas cactus surprised us by bursting into its holiday colors a few weeks ago. I moved it outside in June and it seems that it relishes its new location on the patio table. I can see it from … Continue reading

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Bayside Artist

My friend and I were painting at Kanaka Landing in Liberty Station, here in San Diego. We were standing at our easels and my friend said, “All we need is someone to come and sit on this bench.” An hour … Continue reading

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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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Spruce Street Suspension Bridge, II

Sometimes it takes me awhile to like my paintings. This second view of the Spruce Street Suspension Bridge is one of these. It did not seem finished, the cross bars at the top were wavy, the sky too rough. I … Continue reading

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