Category Archives: Animals

Summer is….

Summer is my favorite season in California. Summer is when school is out and I get to hang out with my kids a whole lot of the time. Summer is all the things we’ll do and explore over the next few weeks. Last week it … Continue reading

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Art Box San Jose. A Public Art project

When I first saw beautiful artwork popping up on utility boxes all over the city of San Jose, I knew I wanted to paint a box myself . So I got in touch with Cherri of ArtBox San Jose, and … Continue reading

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A day in Santa Cruz

Saturday afternoon at the Arboretum in Santa Cruz. This is the succulents section. A medley of form and texture. I wish I’d chosen a clear focal point to set up this composition…. And this is the blue whale skeleton at … Continue reading

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Painting Bunny

I usually blog just my urban sketches, but I had so much fun working on this portrait of Bunny the cat that I thought I’d blog the process.  Working from life is easy: you’re there, you see the person, the … Continue reading

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A little SoCal trip

Sketches from a way-too-short trip to Southern California. Somewhere just north of Los Angeles, looking out onto I-5. You know you’re in Southern California when the light turns really yellow and tall palm trees break the horizon everywhere you look. … Continue reading

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Zoo meets Library

We love the library. And we love the zoo. So it’s a VERY exciting day when Happy Hollow Park and Zoo brings their wild animals to the the Almaden Library for a show! Lori and Denise from Happy Hollow brought … Continue reading

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Turtles

2 sketches from the Palo Alto Children’s Zoo. The turtles got my undivided attention. They were the only ones who sat still enough to be sketched! I love how they stack up on top of each other in search of … Continue reading

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Abstract Expressionism?

I thought of passing these two pieces off as Abstract Expressionism, but I think the little fish give it away. Two watercolor sketches, done at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Yes, there are jellies and sharks and all those creatures that … Continue reading

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Wildlife

Mallards, canada geese and pigeons @ the duckpond, Palo Alto. Seagulls and marshland, Palo Alto Fish that go round and round and round the big tank, Monterey Bay Aquarium

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Happy 2010!

May the New Year bring you whatever you wish for! Happy 2010!!

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