Tag Archives: San Diego

Bayside Artist

My friend and I were painting at Kanaka Landing in Liberty Station, here in San Diego. We were standing at our easels and my friend said, “All we need is someone to come and sit on this bench.” An hour … Continue reading

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Archer or Arches?

Balboa Park has a 30- acre archery range that winds its way under Cabrillo Bridge and along a canyon full of eucalyptus and palm trees. We painted at the target practice area at the start of the trail. It was … Continue reading

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Birds of Dog Beach

I went to Dog Beach expecting to paint dogs as they ran and chased. But there were only a few dogs, surfers, and onlookers. The birds, however, were abundant and I eventually gave in and sketched them into this gouache … Continue reading

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Spruce Street Suspension Bridge, II

Sometimes it takes me awhile to like my paintings. This second view of the Spruce Street Suspension Bridge is one of these. It did not seem finished, the cross bars at the top were wavy, the sky too rough. I … Continue reading

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Spruce Street Suspension Bridge

My friend told me about the Spruce Street Suspension Bridge, a foot bridge that connects two canyon tops in central San Diego. We painted there on Friday and it could not have been more delightful. It was shady, full of … Continue reading

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Lake Murray on an October Morning

I had eucalyptus trees on my mind when I set off for Lake Murray early this morning. But the lake itself captivated me and the trees became secondary elements. I could have spent the day watching the light and wind … Continue reading

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Near Lake Hodges

I painted near Lake Hodges today, just north of San Diego. We are nearing the end of our dry season and the water in the lake is nearly gone, but even so, the foliage is greener than most of the … Continue reading

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