Tag Archives: Pastel

Afternoon on Olas Altas Beach

Four days ago I posted a sketch of this beach drawn in the morning from a fourth floor balcony. Today’s sketch shows the same beach drawn in the afternoon from an eye level vantage point. It is interesting how the … Continue reading

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Afternoon Gathering

We seem to gather in the late afternoon, a group at the table with their crossword puzzle, a group with their books, and a lone sketcher trying to capture it all with pastel and gouache.

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Morning on Olas Altas Beach

I stood on the balcony early this morning and sketched people exercising along the Olas Altas Beach in Mazatlan. The colors were clear but not yet bright, the sea calm, and the waves slowly rolled up on the beach in … Continue reading

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Digital Daydreams

When I got up on this seventh day of vacationing with family and friends in Mexico, my sister Teresa Prevey, a digital artist and blogger, was already working on her photographs. She uses various apps on her iPad and transforms … Continue reading

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A Second Stuffed Bird

Yesterday I drew this bird but did not like the background. Today I added more gouache paint to the background and scraped it around.  Then I made the sketch less dark and cropped it by using Photos and Procreate.

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Fixing the Sidewalk

This is a pastel and gouache sketch of a man fixing the sidewalk. I liked his bright shirt against the gray of the street.

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On the Steps of the Student Union

A group of students met up on the steps of the student union at San Diego State University ¬†just long enough for me to do a quick sketch with pastel pencil and gouache. It was late in the day and … Continue reading

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September Street in San Diego

I walk up this street a lot. My attention is almost always taken by the way the sidewalk disappears at the top of the hill and the lines that the tree trunks make. Today I finally stopped and sketched it … Continue reading

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At the Table

It was late so this was supposed to be a quick sketch of a tomato and an apple reflected on the surface of a polished table. However, I ran into trouble. I thought I would be able to transfer what … Continue reading

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Flowers on a Scarf

Yesterday one of my friends showed a painting she did of flowers in a vase. It was so gorgeous that it inspired my choice of subjects to paint today. My garden is between flowers right now but I did have … Continue reading

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