Category Archives: Silicon Valley

A day in paradise at Maison du Lac

A day in paradise at Maison du Lac, Santa Cruz Continue reading

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On keeping it non-precious. And drawing people.

People are my go-to subject for quick little sketches. They’re the little thread of continuity that keeps my sketching and observation practice going in the leanest of times. And like all observational drawing, each sketch done makes it easier to see, simplify and capture from life the next time I draw. Continue reading

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More sketching near home

We’ve had so much rain in Northern California this winter and spring (and it’s still raining, which is so unusual for us) that it is super-green everywhere, and the lakes and waterfalls are pretty spectacular. This waterfall was at the … Continue reading

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FAQs: Line First or Paint First?

Line first or color? Continue reading

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Bits

Drawings form the past week. Continue reading

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More Lesson Plans (and a new workshop)

More Lesson Plans. And a new workshop on weeknights so everyone can join in! Continue reading

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Two flutists (and a tabla player)

Friday night we attended a lovely little concert at the Saratoga Foothill Club in a¬†gorgeous hall designed by Julia Morgan. Ray Furuta and Prasad Bhandarkar played the Western flute and the Indian flute. Vikas accompanied Prasad on tabla. This first … Continue reading

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