Tag Archives: Spring


I walked up to the college campus to make some quick sketches. Spring is in full bloom, the pandemic is receding, and the campus is regaining its previous energy. I like this sketch of two people laughing together because it … Continue reading

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Soaking in the Spring Sun

Soaking in the Spring Sun This figure is of our model from my Thursday sketching group this week. For this pose, she sat with her face lifted, as though she was relishing the gentle warmth of San Diego’s spring sunshine. … Continue reading

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San Diego’s Spring Is Near

The little rain southern California gets in December can make for a spectacular spring in January and February and this year shows great promise. This morning when I was back at Torrey Pines, I was struck by how the coastal … Continue reading

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Nastursiums and Jasmine

I am getting ready for a long trip and am in the preparation phase of taking care of household chores. So this afternoon I went out to weed in the garden. But who could weed when the nasturtiums and jasmine … Continue reading

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Spring Nudges Santee Lakes

The San Diego Watercolor Society met this morning at Santee Lakes, just east of San Diego. We are moving into spring here, although without as much green as usual since we have had very little rain. The bare trees across the … 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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Frisbee Golf at Kit Carson Park in Escondido

I went to the San Diego Watercolor Society Paint Out in Escondido this morning for a demonstration by an inspiring landscape artist, Shuang Li . Afterwards we painted in her style along the duck pond and I was near two artists who really … Continue reading

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