Tag Archives: California

A Moment Near Mission Beach

My cousin and I painted near Mission Beach. A street that curved away from us toward the beach caught our attention, as did the gentle light from the foggy afternoon. It was busy with cars and pedestrians, but somehow the … Continue reading

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More from Yesterday

These are two looser pieces from my sketching trip yesterday to the West Basin along San Diego Bay. It is the same subject matter of people and their gear, but I completed these more rapidly and with less planning.

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Cleaning up the Kayak

I sketched today at the West Basin along San Diego Bay. The water was full of people on paddleboards, kayaks, and such. But the color of the building across the parking lot caught my eye, so I turned my back … Continue reading

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Camping in the Laguna Mountains

The Laguna Mountains rise to about 6,000 feet (1800 meters) in eastern San Diego County. The area is full of meadows, tall pines, and oaks. The Lagunas are a delightful place year-round, particularly in the midst of summer heat. We … Continue reading

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A Lagoon Near Del Mar

The days where we can comfortably stand in the sunshine and paint for hours in San Diego usually come to an end in June. So I went to San Dieguito Lagoon near the Del Mar Fairgrounds, and enjoyed the good … Continue reading

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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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