Tag Archives: San Diego

Balboa Park, on the Sixth Avenue Side

I did such a quick sketch and then told myself I would finish it at home. I had no time yesterday and this morning I found that I like it the way it is, especially the rough shapes and the … Continue reading

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Agapanthus and Friends

I had more fun today painting in the back yard.  This is a gouache sketch on black paper.

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Along the Patio’s Edge

This is a sketch of the edging along our irregular back patio in San Diego. It is amazing what a difference the end of the drought makes to our flower bed. For the past few years this bed featured dirt … Continue reading

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Happy Father’s Day!

How could I not keep sketching these two as they worked together, and how can I not think of their father/ son relationship as I sketch on this Father’s Day eve? My father worked with his six sons, teaching them … Continue reading

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I Want to See!

This morning I went to the zoo with a friend and we sketched giraffes, elephants and people. It was great seeing so many young children out with their families learning to appreciate our diversity. These are pen and watercolor sketches.

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Street Ball in the Spring

This started off as a sketch of the flowers in my yard, similar to the sketch I did last Wednesday of the daisies at Cabrillo National Monument. I wanted to capture the mounds of flowers against the curve of the … Continue reading

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Mounds of Daisies

I sketched today at Cabrillo National Monument where the mounds of daisies are breathtaking. It was perfect for working on one of my ongoing deliberate sketch questions, “How can I show the rhythm of nature with big shapes and repeating … Continue reading

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San Diego Hillside

This is a surprisingly difficult scene to sketch. At first it looked like two canna lily blossoms against a green background. The more I sketched the more I noticed all the other flowers on the hillside and soon I had a jumble of … Continue reading

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Same Intersection, Different Sketches

Here are two more sketches of the same intersection as yesterday’s sketch in Old Town at Twiggs and San Diego Avenue that I dew in this past week. In each sketch I stood where a line (the double yellow line in the … Continue reading

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Working on Perspective in San Diego’s Old Town

The landscape painting class met in San Diego’s Old Town today and it was a perfect opportunity to think again about perspective. I stood in the park at Twiggs Street, looking down San Diego Avenue, where the double yellow line pointed … Continue reading

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