Category Archives: Everyday Sketches

Seasonal Flowers

The dahlias are all gone now, but a couple of weeks ago, I brought home these beauties from the farmers’ market and painted them. Here’s a link to a short video of me making this piece. And here are some … Continue reading

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Colored Pencils and Crayon

Mixing Dry and Wet Media Continue reading

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A tool I love: The Pentel Pocket Brushpen

Sketching with a favorite tool: the Pentel Pocket Brushpen Continue reading

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Texture, Texture and more Texture

Texture is everywhere in my work this year. In a year that the pandemic took away my ability to touch things everywhere I go, that sense of touch worked it’s way back into my art. Continue reading

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Three San Jose cafes. And one in Oakland

It’s about more than just the coffee. Continue reading

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More Early Mornings at the Market

More early mornings at the Farmers’ Market. Continue reading

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Everyday Sketches in an Everyday Book

Everyday Sketches in an Everyday Book Continue reading

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Getting There Early

Getting to the Farmers’ Market early to catch the action before it opens up… Continue reading

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Experiments with Flowers

Flowers aren’t like most still life subjects: they’re alive. Continue reading

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The Gift of a Really Cheap Sketchbook

I use and enjoy plenty of nice sketchbooks, books with lovely multi-media and 100% cotton watercolor paper. This book below isn’t one of them. The Midori Blank Notebook is about 4×6 inches, has 176 thin pages, and costs a little … Continue reading

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