Category Archives: california

A week in sketches

Random sketches from the week. Continue reading

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Strawberries

Summer = Strawberries Continue reading

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A day in Pescadero

A day in cold, foggy Pescadero. Continue reading

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Take a hike, Mr. President

I’m posting some sketches of beautiful places on our planet. National Parks and other wild and beautiful places. Places you might recognize and places you might not. And I’m hashtagging them #TakeAHikeMrPresident . It’s a request to one man to do … Continue reading

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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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