Tag Archives: Gouache


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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A Harbor View

Last Thursday, I painted at Tidelands Park in Coronado. As it sometimes happens, I noticed this more interesting view of the harbor when I was in the midst of my first painting. The geometry of the palm trunks against the … Continue reading

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San Diego Harbor on a Smoky Day

I got up early and went to Tidelands Park on Coronado Island, just across the harbor from downtown San Diego. On a typical September morning, the sky and water would be dominated by blue hues. Today, however, we had a … Continue reading

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Model in Red

I sketched by Zoom with the Fresno group this evening. Our model, an older gentleman, dressed in a flowing outfit of gorgeous reds. I loved how he sat back in his recliner, letting the red steal the show.

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Summer Nights

I sketched this musician during a Zoom session last week, but needed to go back and finish up. She was a lovely young woman with slender limbs and she held her guitar in a way that made me know it … Continue reading

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Canyon Runners

I painted for a few hours this morning at Balboa Park. I looked East toward Florida Canyon and admired all the dry desert vegetation with its dusty grays, browns, and greens. But most of all, I admired the runners who … Continue reading

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Painting Horses

Last month in Arizona, I painted the horses that were pastured nearby, but they always looked a little wrong. So today I studied my photos and noticed that horses have longer necks, larger head and thinner legs than the ones … Continue reading

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