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Agapanthus and Friends

I had more fun today painting in the back yard.  This is a gouache sketch on black paper.

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Along the Patio’s Edge

This is a sketch of the edging along our irregular back patio in San Diego. It is amazing what a difference the end of the drought makes to our flower bed. For the past few years this bed featured dirt … Continue reading

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Discussion at the Fire Pit

This is the unfinished sketch from yesterday with gouache added today.  By the time I finished today I had unintentionally changed the mood of the sketch from upbeat to tense. The figure on the right now has his lips pursed and … Continue reading

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An Unfinished Sketch

The day got away from me what with celebrating Father’s Day and obsessing over the details of a totally captivating book, The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith. I need an early start tomorrow and so this sketch … Continue reading

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Happy Father’s Day!

How could I not keep sketching these two as they worked together, and how can I not think of their father/ son relationship as I sketch on this Father’s Day eve? My father worked with his six sons, teaching them … Continue reading

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Birthday Bouquet and Book

I got such a gorgeous birthday bouquet that I painted it all evening and time flew. In fact I over did parts of the flowers but like the simple brushstrokes in the table, book, candle holders and lower vase. Now that I … Continue reading

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Street Ball in the Spring

This started off as a sketch of the flowers in my yard, similar to the sketch I did last Wednesday of the daisies at Cabrillo National Monument. I wanted to capture the mounds of flowers against the curve of the … Continue reading

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Home Again

No matter how wonderful the trip, it is always good to come back home again.  Sometimes I avoid laundry but after two weeks in a suitcase it is a pleasure to sort through and get everything clean and back in … Continue reading

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