Tag Archives: Light

Arches and Shadows at Balboa Park

I painted this morning at Balboa Park with the San Diego Watercolor Society Plein Air group. I forgot my sun shirt so I stood in the shade and painted the sunlight coming through the archways. I like the composition and … Continue reading

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Monday Afternoon

Lately I have been noticing reflected light. This afternoon I saw how the floor, table, chairs and window reflected so much of it in the afternoon light and I began to practice capturing it.  This is a gouache and pastel … Continue reading

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Backlit Tree at Pierce Point Vista

We went to Pierce Point in the Point Reyes National Seashore in the afternoon.  The sun was shining and the visibility was excellent, a welcomed change from the usual weather for the locals.  There were a few huge trees on … Continue reading

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Same Parking Lot, Somewhat Revised

Two days ago I posted ‘Entrance to a Parking Lot’ and since have redrawn it several times as I experimented with using pastels, a new medium for me.  Some of the changes are compositional and others have to do with … Continue reading

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View from Mount Soledad

The San Diego Urban Sketchers met this morning at Mount Soledad above the La Jolla coastline. It was overcast with some sprinkles and terrific weather for sketching in sunlight. It is wonderful to sketch with a group and so helpful … Continue reading

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Man Waits for Microwave 

This morning our houseguest stood at the window and looked out while he waited for the microwave. I liked the way he seemed to be distracted by the morning view, with his head up and his arm limp, as he … Continue reading

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Sun and Sea

I drove north of San Diego today to visit an old friend who is spending the week at a resort in Carlsbad. At the end of the day we sat on the lawn above a young woman who was soaking … Continue reading

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Luke Sunbathes in August Heat Wave

It seems very odd to sunbathe in this August heat but our dog Luke seeks out sunlight despite my efforts to keep the blinds closed against it. If he could drive I bet he would take off for dog beach … Continue reading

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Lookout at Torrey Pines State Reserve

This morning I sketched at Torrey Pines Reserve in San Diego before it got too hot to be outside. I guess the lookout in the distance is about 300 feet above the beach. There are mounds of vegetation interspersed among the … Continue reading

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Waiting

I sketched this morning with the North Park Drawing group. There was a mix-up with the models so our start time was delayed. An artist volunteered to pose while we waited and we got to it. I worked quickly, fearing the model … Continue reading

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Fruit in a Basket

I liked the way the fruit looked in the colorful woven basket on the dark wooden table and sketched it as part of a larger scene that included a bookshelf, paint box and sketchbook in the background. Later I decided … Continue reading

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Sunlight at Toulon’s Train Station

While we waited at the Toulon Train Station in France last week, I got two quick line sketches of the station from the last platform. My eye was caught by the light and shadows from the strong summer sun. Later … Continue reading

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Luke Wants In

Luke was banished so people could work inside on the bathroom without his supervision, poor Luke! I continued to work on showing light and think the bits on the patio, furniture, and greenery convey midday California light. However, the light … Continue reading

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Luke

Luke is back and we are glad! He spent the last six months with two incredible people, their dog, cat and horses while we traveled about. It is amazing how good they were to him. I think he misses them … Continue reading

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Friday Morning in San Diego

It is good to be back home, enjoying an early morning with my son. I am still working on light and the puzzle of showing the California early morning sun coming in the sliding door onto my son and the table was engrossing. Once I … Continue reading

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Early Morning Wait at the Airport

The good thing about flight delays is the abundance of people to sketch. This is from the Nice Airport in France while waiting for the first leg of our flight home. The skylights flooded the waiting area with morning light … Continue reading

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