Tag Archives: Urban Sketching

View from Zoro Garden

Zoro Garden is a sunken garden squeezed between two large buildings at Balboa Park. On three sides, it is built up with stonework nooks that shelter plants attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. This view is towards the fourth side and … Continue reading

Posted in Plein Air | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Succulent of Unusual Size

I am getting ready to give a demo for the San Diego Urban Sketchers at the end of this month. I’ll be sketching at Balboa Park’s Succulent Garden. It is full of eye-catching plants and land formations and is one … Continue reading

Posted in Telling a Story, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Painter Paints

Our Thursday Plein Air group met at Harbor Island near the San Diego Airport. One of the painters standing close to the bay was backlit by the morning light bouncing off the sky and water. He was very focused, and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Seaside Sisters

Two women came out of the water and stood at the edge of the Pacific Ocean, in a perfect spot for me to sketch them quickly. They were chatting away and enjoying each other’s company. I don’t know if they … Continue reading

Posted in Plein Air | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

“Look, Snorkelers!”

This morning the tide was low, and the shore was full of people snorkeling on their own or with private companies. I loved the bright colors of one of the groups and quickly sketched the scene showing the support rafts … Continue reading

Posted in Plein Air, Telling a Story | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Beach Afternoon

I wanted to capture it all- the light glinting on the waves, the sunbathers, the kids playing, and the beauty of the day’s ending.

Posted in Plein Air, Telling a Story | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Two In The Sea

While sketching away on the shore, looking at the swimmers, you can see which are together and the ways in which they like each other. These two were clearly a pair, and I tried to convey their delight even as … Continue reading

Posted in Plein Air, Telling a Story | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments