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Small Sketches.

Some weeks, all I end up is a few small sketches. A quiet Sunday morning. The kids making pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving. And two mutts. Gunther and Charles. I love mutts. I also love my new Pentel Pocket Brush Pen, can you … Continue reading

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Rodin’s Thinker

I sketched this gigantic Thinker by Auguste Rodin at the Cantor Museum on the campus of Stanford University. This little gem of a museum has loads of pieces by Rodin, including many of the small studies for his Gates of Hell sculpture. Initially … Continue reading

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Sketching Dinner

Something about the purple of an eggplant makes it so worth painting, even if that means dinner is late. These are the ingredients for on of my favorite recipes my mom makes. Chopped coriander leaves, along with the peanuts I’m pulverizing … Continue reading

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Where’s the color?

If you’ve seen my sketches before, you know I love color. But lately, I’ve been deliberately putting aside color every once in a while. I’m hoping it’ll help me focus more on value, something that often gets lost in my … Continue reading

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Costa Rica, part 4.

One last post from Costa Rica, from the relatively dry (just a couple of thundershowers everyday) Pacific Coast near Manuel Antonio National Park. We spent lots of time at a quiet little cove called Playa Biesanz where the ocean was as calm … Continue reading

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Costa Rica, Part 3

Getting from Arenal to the cloud forest in Monteverde involves a ferry ride across Lake Arenal, a huge manmade lake that once generated 70% of Costa Rica’s electricity. The cloud forest is like something out of a dream. The mist never clears … Continue reading

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Costa Rica, Part 1

Of all my recent travels, Costa Rica has been the hardest place to capture in sketches. For one, we visited in the rainy season. It rarely ever stopped pouring for more than a few minutes. And, we hiked, river rafted, ziplined and … Continue reading

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