Tag Archives: Gouache

Ramona Grassland Preserve

I got good a good start on this painting when I was over at Ramona Grasslands Preserve last Saturday, but I had to wait until today to finish it. This began as a bright morning scene with intense backlighting but … Continue reading

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Cuyamaca Lake Park

I drove up to Cuyamaca Lake today with a friend where we painted. It was cold with a heavy sky and I liked the dark shapes that I saw along the edge of the forest.

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An Artist at Work

Torrey Pines State Reserve was a perfect place to paint this morning. I arrived expecting heavy fog but it had already moved out over the Pacific. As I thought about a vista to paint, my eyes kept looking over at … Continue reading

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Looking Down on the Trolley Tracks

This morning I walked up the hill to San Diego State University and sketched one of my favorite views. You can stand on the northwest corner of the mesa and look out across it along the trolley tracks to the … Continue reading

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Quick Paintings and Quick Decisions

I painted many 20-minutes sketches this morning of a model with the SDWS Thursday life group.  A twenty-minute sketch does not give a lot of time for planning, measuring, and color choice. You have to be fast and trust your … Continue reading

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The Other Side of Torrey Pines

Pretty much every time I am at Torrey Pines State Reserve, I look west and paint a view of the Pacific Ocean. Today I turned 180 degrees, looked to the east and painted an outbuilding surrounded by Torrey Pine trees. … Continue reading

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A Plein Air Thanksgiving

I intended to make and send a Thanksgiving greeting, but time got away from me. However, I painted this on Tuesday at the nearby Mission Trails Park in San Diego, and got to thinking that it summarizes much of what … Continue reading

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