Tag Archives: Gouache

Stepping Down to Torrey Pines Beach

I was over at Torrey Pines painting from the cliffs above the beach. On the way down I stopped at the beach level. It was windy and the overcast sky set off the colors of the sea and sky. I … Continue reading

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The King of Spring Resists Waking Up

The Tuesday evening Zoom model wore a crown and sat with his dog on his bed, surrounded by drapes and pillows. The colors were bright and suggestive of the energy of spring. The model, however, looked sleepy, as though he … Continue reading

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Mesquite Tree in the Kofas

I started this sketch last week when we were camping in the Kofa Wildlife Refuge in Arizona. I noticed how the evening light lit up a mesquite tree and the mountain behind it, and I hurried to capture it in … Continue reading

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An Empty Mug

Our Tuesday night Zoom model held an empty mug and leaned on the desk in his spare room. As the two hours passed, he began to take on a forlorn look that matched his empty mug. I hope he filled … Continue reading

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Bike Repair In the Kofa Wilderness

We took our first camping trip of the year to the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge in Arizona. We were a group of happily vaccinated family members, my sister and her husband, my brother, his wife and their son, and my … Continue reading

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Nowhere to Wear Them

Our Zoom model yesterday posed in her closet, as she has done for us before. I love this scene and all that is in this room so much. Each time I try so hard to capture the feeling the model … Continue reading

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A Composite Face

I Zoom so much these days, and I mostly Zoom at my desk where my art materials are temptingly handy. Sometimes sketches happen in situations like this. This figure has the eyes of one friend, the smile of another, and … Continue reading

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