Tag Archives: Plein Air

View from Zoro Garden

Zoro Garden is a sunken garden squeezed between two large buildings at Balboa Park. On three sides, it is built up with stonework nooks that shelter plants attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. This view is towards the fourth side and … Continue reading

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Santa Margarita Waders

You are not supposed to swim in the Santa Margarita River, even when it is sweltering. But there are a few spots where the trail crosses the river, and people are allowed to wade to the other side. These two … Continue reading

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A Painter Paints

Our Thursday Plein Air group met at Harbor Island near the San Diego Airport. One of the painters standing close to the bay was backlit by the morning light bouncing off the sky and water. He was very focused, and … Continue reading

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Happy But With Issues

The couple on the bench near where I was painting this morning caught my attention, mainly because their body language was so strong. They stayed on the bench for more than an hour, maintained eye contact, examined each other’s faces, … Continue reading

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Seaside Sisters

Two women came out of the water and stood at the edge of the Pacific Ocean, in a perfect spot for me to sketch them quickly. They were chatting away and enjoying each other’s company. I don’t know if they … Continue reading

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“Look, Snorkelers!”

This morning the tide was low, and the shore was full of people snorkeling on their own or with private companies. I loved the bright colors of one of the groups and quickly sketched the scene showing the support rafts … Continue reading

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A Beach Afternoon

I wanted to capture it all- the light glinting on the waves, the sunbathers, the kids playing, and the beauty of the day’s ending.

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