Category Archives: san jose

Downtown San Jose

These three pieces are from last week when I painted with Nina Khashchina. This one is at San Jose State University, such a beautiful, green oasis in the middle of the city! We moved on to the San Jose Museum of … Continue reading

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Negative Thinking

A few months ago I did a wonderful negative painting workshop with Brenda Swenson. It was fantastic to paint in a style so different from my own. I came home inspired by the luminous quality of Brenda’s watercolors. But I … Continue reading

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Storytelling Sketches

I like to think of every sketch as a story. Not always a big one, with a grand plot and story arc. Stories can be quiet little everyday things tucked into bigger pieces.  Like this Saturday morning sketch at Social … Continue reading

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Sketching with the Cambrian Symphony

On Saturday I sketched live at the Cambrian Symphony‘s Frontiers Concert. I guess sketching live is what I always do. But on Saturday I got to do it with a video camera projecting the work as I sketched at the concert … Continue reading

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The week I didn’t sketch

It’s Friday evening and I feel like I haven’t really sketched all week, so I go look at my Instagram stream where I post stuff as I make it and it looks like I have sketched, it’s just that it’s … Continue reading

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March for Our Lives, San Jose

Today San Jose joined the nationwide movement March for Our Lives calling for sensible gun legislation. The pouring rain did nothing to dampen anyone’s enthusiasm. It was inspiring to see young people turn up in large numbers and lead the march. … Continue reading

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Many thanks!

To everyone who came to the show on Sunday, or sent their wishes, thank you! It was lovely to see so many people turn up, share memories of the signs I’ve come to know through sketching them, buy books, and … Continue reading

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