Category Archives: Close to home

People on the Streets

On wearing (and sketching) masks Continue reading

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Accordion Fold Books

A walk and aa accordion-fold book Continue reading

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Wilder Ranch State Park

I went for a lovely walk at Wilder Ranch State Park and didn’t sketch these incredible views of the cliffs and the ocean. But this farm equipment at Jacobs Farm, I couldn’t pass that up. I guess I will just … Continue reading

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Drawing the kids again

As this country seems to go completely crazy (and I’m not just talking Covid here) , I turn to home and to the kids in my sketches to find some sense of sanity. The everyday feels sane, and the kids losing themselves in their books, games and music is what I sketch. Continue reading

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Any Random Corner

Carry around a little book. Draw the little corners. Make the mundane special. Continue reading

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Where are the people?

I’m in search of people to draw. In the pre-Christmas rush, I found them in them (and me) in line at the post office, dropping off last minute parcels. Even a quick sketch while standing in a 6 feet apart … Continue reading

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Small, orange, and never still

This is Samson. Not so small, actually. And often still. Until I decide to draw him. Then he will come sit on my book. Or walk away. But I don’t give up so easily, I’ll follow him around with my … Continue reading

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Pen and Ink: On Location and in Studio

Drawing on location, repeating at home Continue reading

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Fall, Continued.

Fall Colors continued Continue reading

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Still More Fall Colors

Fall Colors Continue in Almaden. And some thoughts on why I use the Stillman & Birn Beta Sketchbook.
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