Category Archives: Close to home

Van Life

Van Life. Missing summer travel, painting vans in the neighborhood. Continue reading

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Wax Crayon and Oil Pastels

I grew up using wax crayons and oil pastels a lot, so going back to them makes me paint and mess around like a child, and that’s always a good thing. Continue reading

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Scratching the Surface

Some days I draw just for the joy of mark-making, to pull a mark across paper, to feel the drag, the resistance, the imperfection of the line. Drawing with less familiar tools is a little frustrating: they don’t work like I think they will, they don’t hold ink, they bend and snap… But it also makes me really aware of the marks I make. Continue reading

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Sand in my Palette

Empty beaches aren’t great for people sketching, that’s for sure. But I’ll take a safe, well-distanced beach over drawing people for now. Late in the evening last week, we drove to a deserted beach north of Davenport on the California … Continue reading

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Venturing Out

Venturing Out Every Once in a While Continue reading

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Foliage

Trees leaves and plants in my sketchbook. Continue reading

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Back to Urban Sketching

Back to Urban Sketching: Recording the Times. Continue reading

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Why Replicate When You Can Celebrate?

Why Replicate When You Can Celebrate? Continue reading

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Jacaranda

Jacaranda season Continue reading

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Sketching as a Question: Connecting the dots

Sketching as a Question: Connecting the dots #usktalks #urbansketching #usk Continue reading

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