Category Archives: california

Playing with Gouache

My friend the artist Nina Khaschina gave me a lovely little gift a couple of weeks ago. A box of gouache paints set up just like her travel gouache kit. Of course, I had to put them to use immediately. … Continue reading

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More sketching near home

We’ve had so much rain in Northern California this winter and spring (and it’s still raining, which is so unusual for us) that it is super-green everywhere, and the lakes and waterfalls are pretty spectacular. This waterfall was at the … Continue reading

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Close to home

Drawing close to home, and everyday practices. Do you have go-to subjects and locations? Is your sketching practice built around a schedule or does it fit into bits of your day, as mine does? I’d love to know. Continue reading

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FAQs: Line First or Paint First?

Line first or color? Continue reading

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Bits

Drawings form the past week. Continue reading

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More Lesson Plans (and a new workshop)

More Lesson Plans. And a new workshop on weeknights so everyone can join in! Continue reading

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Two flutists (and a tabla player)

Friday night we attended a lovely little concert at the Saratoga Foothill Club in a¬†gorgeous hall designed by Julia Morgan. Ray Furuta and Prasad Bhandarkar played the Western flute and the Indian flute. Vikas accompanied Prasad on tabla. This first … Continue reading

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