Tag Archives: Gesture

Fixing the Leak

Our watering system sprang a big leak, which is not good when water conservation is as important as it is right now in California. It had to be fixed and I got to sketch my favorite home repairman in the … Continue reading

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Tel Aviv Corner

It was fun to take the bus down to Tel Aviv for the day with friends. We visited three small museums each honoring an Israeli founder, Ben Gurion, the first prime minister, Chaim Bialik, the poet, and Reuven Rubin, the … Continue reading

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Street Drummer

At nearly five in the afternoon Yafo Street in central Jerusalem was full of hurrying people. A street musician began to play the hang drum and people stopped to listen. I was lucky to be already sitting across the street … Continue reading

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Are You Interested?

I do not know what academic topic these two were discussing today in the Hebrew University Library’s cafe, but I thought that there was a more personal and unspoken topic being considered as well. I tried to capture the positive … Continue reading

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Jaffa Street

Downtown Jerusalem has a long street shared by pedestrians, stores, sidewalk cafes, street musician, and light rail, but not cars. I was puzzled at first by what looked like a lack of barriers between the light rail and people but … Continue reading

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Early Thursday Morning

The Jerusalem morning light pours through the blinds and adds warmth, good cheer, and a bright glare to our breakfast table. Drawing a blinding glare that obscures shape will take more practice but for now I used diffuse yellows and … Continue reading

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Damascus Gate Bus Plaza

I am beginning to feel more comfortable sketching in pubic here in Israel and did a first pass of this sketch while waiting for the tram near Damascus Gate, one of the entrances to the Old City of Jerusalem. One … Continue reading

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Parking structure at sunset

A parking lot is an unusual subject for me. I was up at the college planning to get some end-of-semester student scenes to complement the ones I did at the start last August. I did get a few but my attention went … Continue reading

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Rio San Diego and Fenton

A red stoplight at some intersections makes me very happy because I get to pause to appreciate the view. Rio San Diego and Fenton is one of these and I had to get out of my car and sketch the canopy of palm trees and … Continue reading

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Clean-up team

Every great meal should end with a clean kitchen. This team has it covered, one focused on licking the dishes clean, the other on rinsing and stacking the dishwasher. I put down lines using a quick gesture style because it conveys the … Continue reading

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