Tag Archives: Gouache

A Tangle of Eucalyptus Trees

I brought this sketch home on Friday from Balboa Park, thinking I would rework it. I painted it in the middle of a sunny day, but it looks like it was painted at night. There was a paved sidewalk curving … Continue reading

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North Chapel

As I drive past it, I often admire the chapel at the former Naval Training Center in San Diego. Yesterday I stood across from it and spent a few hours wondering about all the people who may have attended services … Continue reading

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At the Window

I am used to sketching on Zoom now, but even so I had trouble drawing the model tonight. Despite a strong pose and interesting costume, my first sketch was way too tight. I got out a two-inch flat brush for … Continue reading

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A September Morning at Mission Beach

Mission Beach was perfect for painting this morning, warm, not hot, breezy, not blustery, bright, not dazzling. The view in every direction was compelling but I finally settled on trying to capture the action of the waves and the people … Continue reading

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Reflections in the Lily Pond

I met friends early this morning at the lily pond in Balboa Park. Because the pond was in shadows, it dramatically reflected its surroundings. I got to work and did my best to capture it all.

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Morning Light at Sunset Cliffs

It was low tide at Sunset Cliffs this morning, and the mellow sea set off the earth tones of the cliffs. The Cliffs are locally famous for its sunsets, but its morning light is really special too.

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Stripes

I experimented a little tonight while Zoom sketching with the Fresno group. I have been using masking fluid or resist as a way of keeping parts of the black paper really black. Tonight’s model wore stripes, and presented me the … Continue reading

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