Tag Archives: Pastels

Day 13, Finally OK to Be a Couch Potato

I have been on a roll with my sketchbook, drawing what I want and getting a kick out it. I started this sketch with my husband’s head and worked toward the left. Then I wanted to show more of the … Continue reading

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A Short Nap

My son was napping on the couch. I captured the moment with this sketch in gouache and pastel.

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From the Gallery Desk

Today I sat awhile at the gallery desk for the San Diego Watercolor Society. It was pretty quiet at the start and so I pulled out my pastel pencils and sketched this view of the hallway.

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First Fire of the Season

It was cool enough this evening to have a fire, our first of the season. I thought it would be an easy sketch but capturing a flickering fire and the shapes of the furniture in the mixed lighting was tricky. … Continue reading

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Looking Across Tomales Bay

I am with my cousin happily sketching for three days near Inverness California. We had a great start this morning along the edge of Tomales Bay with some fog and gorgeous vistas. There was a lot of movement in the … Continue reading

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At the Beach

We left the historic area of Mazatlan for the day and went some 20 miles north to Los Cerritos Beach. We could see people out enjoying the many beaches along the coastline, much like along the southern California coast in … Continue reading

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After the Storm

Yesterday we had a pretty good storm for San Diego and I was eager to get out to Cabrillo National Monument and enjoy its aftermath. There was a brisk breeze, the sky was cloudy and foggy, and the sea was … Continue reading

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