Tag Archives: Sheltering in Place


Our model tonight with the Fresno sketching Zoom group was an expressive young woman named Natalie. During a break she asked us for our guess about when the pandemic and precautions might end. After Natalie’s question, her body language seemed … Continue reading

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The Zoom model today sat in her chair in a restless sort of way. Her arms and hands were relaxed but her shoulders were tense as though she were thinking through a to-do list. I accentuated her uneven shoulders to … Continue reading

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A Run in the Forest

We went up into the Laguna Mountains east of San Diego for an afternoon of hiking and painting. The campgrounds are all closed because of coronavirus, but the hiking trails are open. We walked a mile or so along a … Continue reading

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Back to Zoom Sketching

I am fortunate to be able to sketch with my cousin’s group in Fresno, via Zoom. As you all probably know, California has had to tighten up again with coronavirus restrictions, so we are back to sheltering in place. Thank … Continue reading

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By the Window

The Zoom model tonight had a reflective air about him and I tried to catch his expression in this sketch. I also liked the simple shapes of his face and worked to show those too.

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Corn and Peas in a Pot

I have never grown corn or peas before and, although I can see now that these plants might have been happier in the ground, I love the way they look together in this cloth pot.

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On a Zoom Evening

I drew on Zoom with my cousin’s group in Fresno again. The model was lovely and had an upright air about her. When it came time to finish the sketch, I looked outside to my garden wall and fitted it … Continue reading

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