Category Archives: california

Scratching the Surface

Some days I draw just for the joy of mark-making, to pull a mark across paper, to feel the drag, the resistance, the imperfection of the line. Drawing with less familiar tools is a little frustrating: they don’t work like I think they will, they don’t hold ink, they bend and snap… But it also makes me really aware of the marks I make. Continue reading

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Sand in my Palette

Empty beaches aren’t great for people sketching, that’s for sure. But I’ll take a safe, well-distanced beach over drawing people for now. Late in the evening last week, we drove to a deserted beach north of Davenport on the California … Continue reading

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Venturing Out

Venturing Out Every Once in a While Continue reading

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Foliage

Trees leaves and plants in my sketchbook. Continue reading

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Daytrip to Yosemite

Daytrip to Yosemite Continue reading

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Back to Urban Sketching

Back to Urban Sketching: Recording the Times. Continue reading

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View From My Window

Urban Sketchers in Italy, while under lockdown, have been drawing the view from their windows and sharing their worlds with us. So I’m sharing this back. #viewfrommywindow #inmyneighborhood #urbansketching #sketcheveryday Continue reading

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One Week 100 People: All Done?

One Week 100 People: More contour drawing #oneweek100people #oneweek100people2020 Continue reading

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One Week 100 People: Scribbling Around

One Week 100 People: Scribbling Around #oneweek100people #oneweek100people2020 Continue reading

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One Week 100 People: Purple ink & bamboo pen

One Week 100 People: Purple ink & bamboo pen #oneweek100people #oneweek100people2020 Continue reading

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