Category Archives: Portrait

Summer Lemonade Stand ( and the photo versus sketch debate)

My kids and their friends built a lemonade stand a couple of days ago. It was great fun (for them and their parents): Making sugary lemonade from backyard lemons, poster making, setting up a stand, and very enthusiastic shouts to … Continue reading

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Leaning? Not leaning? You decide.

Sketched at  my lifedrawing session this morning. The model was definitely leaning one way: her head rested in her hand and she leaned in that direction. Which is what I thought I was capturing. But when I was done, she just didn’t … Continue reading

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Scott Weaver and his amazing toothpick sculpture

When I think of Rolling Through the Bay by Scott Weaver , I think of Gaudí’s Sagrada Família. Rolling Through the Bay has been 40 years in the making. And it just keeps growing and growing and growing. Ask Scott when it;s … Continue reading

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Kids

A little late, but here is the 2013 edition of sketches from my kids’ school halloween parade. I do these every year, as I stand on the sidelines, watching the kids parade by. And a couple of sketches of my … Continue reading

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Painting Bunny

I usually blog just my urban sketches, but I had so much fun working on this portrait of Bunny the cat that I thought I’d blog the process.  Working from life is easy: you’re there, you see the person, the … Continue reading

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Everyday sketches, January 2012

The trouble with coming back from an exciting trip is getting back to sketching the everyday. And to make it harder, everything literally pales in comparison to the madness and color of Mexico City. I feel like the color has gone … Continue reading

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The Piano Lesson

This is my daughter Kavya at her piano lesson with her infinitely patient teacher, Ms. Rosa. There is something really cute about little feet that dangle high above the pedals. It will be many more years before Kavya’s feet get … Continue reading

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