Category Archives: california

Friday Catchup

It’s been a rare not a single sketch this week kinda week. So here’s some catchup posting of stuff from last week. This house on Reed and 7th street, in downtown San Jose: I’ve been wanting to draw it for a … Continue reading

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Negative Painting with Brenda Swenson

Learning from Brenda Swenson. Continue reading

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Almaden Quicksilver County Park

A couple of weeks ago, I painted with friends at Almaden Quicksilver County Park. We picked what was probably the foggiest morning in the South Bay. Visibility was low, humidity was high and the view we planned on painting was … Continue reading

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Paintings, sketches and a lovely surprise

One of the things I’m working on this year is working more without line. Not instead of my usual sketches, but in addition to them. Because I can always find more time to paint and draw, right? Two neighborhood scenes … Continue reading

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San Jose Women’s March 2018

Marking a year since the first Women’s March: The Women’s March Worldwide, 2018. And again, San Jose marched. Here it is, in sketches. Final turnout numbers aren’t in yet. But one thing’s for sure. The sentiments of last year are … Continue reading

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Coffee Shop Sketches to wrap up the year

‘Tis the season for drawing in coffee shops. Because I’m a cold wimp. So come 60-ish degree weather (yes that’s cold) I’m headed indoors. Drawing in coffee shops is a great way to start at people drawing, if you find … Continue reading

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Life Happens

After a long break, some everyday sketches… Continue reading

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