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Drawing in layers

Working from Peet’s Tea and Coffee on a cold, wet day. The good part is I can take a quick break from work every so often and do a sketch. On the flip side, I don’t move to a new seat ( too much … Continue reading

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Drawing Busy Places: At the supermarket

I love sketching busy places. One place that’s guaranteed to have a crowd ( and good pastries) is the Whole Foods Market not far from home. Capturing crowds of people and color and texture is always exciting. I love the challenge of conveying … Continue reading

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Sunday morning piano practice

I’d NEVER be able to play if someone stood over me like that! Kavya, Sunday morning piano practice. And this is Nishant practicing his piece. His feet are going to dangle like that for only a short while more.

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Paraty by the Sea

In Paraty, you never forget you are by the sea. There are, of course, the colorful fishing boats (which I  sketched a lot ). And then there is this fascinating flooding of the city. Paraty was designed so that the streets are flooded by the … Continue reading

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Los Alamitos Elementary School Art Show, 2012

A big day at Los Alamitos Elementary School in Almaden, San Jose. Art by all the kids, music performances by students and alumni, and tables of fun craft activities for the kids. While I manned a little table with my … Continue reading

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Color and Motion: Garba at the Asian Art Museum

These dancers at the Asian Art Museum were dancing the Garba, a dance from Gujarat, India. The dance sequences were really short: each session lasted a frenzied 5 minutes, danced to a catchy Bollywood tune . I made each of … Continue reading

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