Category Archives: Close to home

More ‘vintage’ signs

I sketched two signs this week to add to my vintage sign collection. Trouble is, I don’t know how old they are, or very much about them. Both of them are in San Jose, California, and if you’re familiar with … Continue reading

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Long winter shadows

Long winter shadows and my morning cup of chai. You can’t go wrong with a granulating blue-ochre combination. More chai cups and other drinks here

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Last Post of 2014.

One last post for 2014. Thank you for following my blog. Posting here has been an invaluable part of the learning process to me. It helps me articulate what I do, and gain insight from your comments, questions and input. A few sketches from the … Continue reading

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The very long gas tanker

I saw this very long gas tanker as I passed my local gas station and I HAD to pull up: how could I pass a chance to draw it? The gas station attendant approaches me almost as soon as I … Continue reading

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Drawing in layers

Working from Peet’s Tea and Coffee on a cold, wet day. The good part is I can take a quick break from work every so often and do a sketch. On the flip side, I don’t move to a new seat ( too much … Continue reading

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Drawing Busy Places: At the supermarket

I love sketching busy places. One place that’s guaranteed to have a crowd ( and good pastries) is the Whole Foods Market not far from home. Capturing crowds of people and color and texture is always exciting. I love the challenge of conveying … Continue reading

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Sunday morning piano practice

I’d NEVER be able to play if someone stood over me like that! Kavya, Sunday morning piano practice. And this is Nishant practicing his piece. His feet are going to dangle like that for only a short while more.

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