Category Archives: people

Concert Time

One hundred and twenty 3rd graders play the recorder, all together… Continue reading

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Good questions: Of whirling dervishes and sitting men

Answers to questions I get asked in my online class. Continue reading

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One coffee shop, two views.

One coffee shop, two views. Continue reading

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Happy Holi, spring is here!

Celebrating Holi, the festival of color. Continue reading

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People at work: Potters

Here are two sketches from my visit to Blossom Hill Crafts, a pottery studio close to where I live. While I was there, my sister threw a bowl and I sketched the studio on a quiet Sunday afternoon. The fantastic thing about … Continue reading

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A quick approach to mixing skintones

Every so often I get asked what colors I use to mix skintones. And my first response is “It depends on the skintone and the light”. While that’s true, there still is a loose color-mixing strategy I start with, and … Continue reading

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Sunny Day in the City

A bright and sunny day in San Francisco is a joy. But bright, sunny, and warm- almost 80 degrees – in winter is amazing. That’s the day I ended up in San Francisco to see the California Watercolor Association’s Annual … Continue reading

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