Category Archives: Paintings

Negative Painting with Brenda Swenson

Learning from Brenda Swenson. Continue reading

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Almaden Quicksilver County Park

A couple of weeks ago, I painted with friends at Almaden Quicksilver County Park. We picked what was probably the foggiest morning in the South Bay. Visibility was low, humidity was high and the view we planned on painting was … Continue reading

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Paintings, sketches and a lovely surprise

One of the things I’m working on this year is working more without line. Not instead of my usual sketches, but in addition to them. Because I can always find more time to paint and draw, right? Two neighborhood scenes … Continue reading

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Persimmon

Every year I’m excited about a fruit I never eat. It’s persimmon. I just love drawing and painting it, and when it’s persimmon season, it’s time for Nina Khashchina and me to visit Gay Kraeger. If you’ve been journalling or … Continue reading

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Happy 10th, Urban Sketchers!

Happy 10th Anniversary to my Urban Sketchers family all over the world! #uskglobal24hrsketchwalk #usk Continue reading

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Small Sketches from an eventful week

Bits and pieces from last week. My very last school Halloween Parade (next year I have two middle schoolers, no more school parades…) The usual share of Pikachus, pandas, dinosaurs, unicorns. The bawling baby (in a pull up) took the … Continue reading

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Family Camp at Bass Lake: 2 of 2

More from Skylake Camp at Bass Lake, California. Two takes on the cabins we slept in. Really basic, bunks that we laid our sleeping bags on, no electricity. But so much more comfortable (and warmer) than sleeping in a tent! … Continue reading

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