Category Archives: Animals

Farm Animals

These are my sketches from a ‘farm tour’ at Hidden Villa Farms in the Los Altos Hills today. I sketched these as I tagged along with a moving group. I started by using just a brushpen (I love my Kuretake Sable Hair … Continue reading

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Finding animals in unexpected places

Looking through my sketches from my road trip, I see I have some animal sketches. But only a few of them are from a trip to the little zoo in Santa Barbara. I couldn’t pass up sketching these colorful macaws there. These ostrich are sketched … Continue reading

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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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