Category Archives: california

Fun with Topiary

I’ve been away from the blogging (and drawing) for too long. Working on cleaning up my studio for Silicon Valley Open Studios last week (more on that later) and finishing some commissioned pieces. And it just felt right to get back to … Continue reading

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Good questions: Studies versus Scenes

Another good question from someone in my Figure Sketching Made Simple class on Craftsy. (I do these Good Questions posts every once in a while.) This person visited a skating rink, and sketched a whole scene, skaters, ice rink and setting, and … Continue reading

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Painting with Tom Hoffmann, again: 3 of 3

Bernal Heights, San Francisco. Continue reading

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Painting with Tom Hoffmann, again: 2 of 3

The Marin Headlands were a challenge to paint: at once both simple in shape yet so atmospheric… and then, there was the wind! I painted #1 and #2 in parallel. Attempt #3 (below) was painted because I wasn’t so happy with … Continue reading

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A rather thin sketch week

three rainy day sketches Continue reading

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Our favorite tree

Our tree is back! Continue reading

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Learning from photographs

Taking photographs to learn from my mistakes Continue reading

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