Tag Archives: San Diego

The Florida Canyon Traihead

One of my favorite San Diego views is the view of the Florida Canyon Trailhead from the Rose Garden at Balboa Park. It is especially compelling in late spring when our rainy season is ending, and the foliage is young … Continue reading

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The Return of Figure Drawing!

What could be better than a lovely spring coupled with an easing of COVID restrictions? The San Diego Watercolor Society restarted its weekly figure sessions, and I spent the morning painting ten and twenty-minute poses. I also spent the morning … Continue reading

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Down at the Harbor

I went down to the Embarcadero to paint San Diego’s historical boats at the Maritime Museum. There were eight or ten of them representing different eras, from sailing ships through submarines. None of them were decked out in pastels, but … Continue reading

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Palm Canyon’s Ferns, Roots, and Trees

Palm Canyon, in San Diego’s Balboa Park, is multi-level. There is a place you can stand by the roots of a great banyan tree and look across to a pedestrian bridge that goes over it as well and look down … Continue reading

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Saturday Afternoon

During our recent camping trip, I painted several paintings from the same location along a bluff overlooking a popular surfing beach. Although I stood in the same spot and saw similar sights, the time of day made a considerable difference … Continue reading

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The King of Libraries

Here is another composition with a mounded landmass rising to the top of a page. This scene shows the Geisel Library, a well-known landmark at the University of California at San Diego. It perches on a hilltop that showcases its … Continue reading

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Bluff Above Lake Murray, again

Recently, I have been taken by landmass rising to the top of a page in a circular sort of composition. These shapes dominate the San Diego landscape with its canyons, mesas, and bluffs and are perfect for showing the interplay … Continue reading

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