Tag Archives: Mission Bay

More from Bonita Cove

Here is another sketch from Bonita Cove, a shallow swimming area off San Diego’s Mission Beach. Again, the focus is on expressing the movement of people, wind, and water, although this sketch is drawn less realistically.

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Bonita Cove Morning

There is nothing like a day at Mission Bay’s Bonita Cove for beating the August heat with small children. Although the morning felt serene, there was also a lot of action in the wading area. I wanted to convey this … Continue reading

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The Lookout Tree

Last Saturday at Mission Bay I noticed that people kept stopping in the shade of a cluster of bottle brush trees to admire the sea. I did not have enough time on Saturday to paint it then, so today I … Continue reading

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Mission Bay Triangles

This morning I met up with some 50 plein air artists from the San Diego Watercolor Society to watch the incredible Keiko Tanabe https://ktanabefineart.com paint and then to paint our own scene. We were at Mission Bay in San Diego. … Continue reading

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Mission Bay Again

Two days ago when I was at Mission Bay I did a quick warm-up of the shoreline to accustom myself to the colors of the day. Today I added birds to the warm-up to make this small painting. Funny how … Continue reading

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Tree by the Bay

Today I sketched down by Mission Point near San Diego’s Mission Beach. There was an abundance of possible subjects and I opted for a cheerful tree by the bay. This is a gouache sketch on a 12 X 12-inch sheet … Continue reading

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