Category Archives: Close to home

Drawing the familiar

Do you ever feel like you know something so well, it’s a bit intimidating to try and capture it? I live in Almaden at the very southern tip of San Jose. And right behind home is a range of hills with … Continue reading

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Jose Theater and Zanotto’s

Two gems on one street… Continue reading

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Pierre Bonnard at the Legion of Honor

Sketching Bonnard Continue reading

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A common surprise

It’s becoming more and more common: someone will email me telling me about an interesting sign in San Jose that I haven’t sketched. I’ll go out to sketch it only to find something quite different from what was described to me. Just a couple … Continue reading

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That exact Ultramarine Blue

I’ve never spent as long at a hair salon as I did today, which probably made it the worst day to forget to take along a pen or pencil. But I did take along my paints and a brush. And I borrowed … Continue reading

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A Victorian from the 1800s.

Painting a gorgeous old Victorian in San Jose. Continue reading

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Two Theaters in Palo Alto

Two vintage theater marquees in Palo Alto, California. And why I work solely on location. Continue reading

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