Category Archives: Sketch Journal

Crissy Fields, San Francisco

An afternoon at Crissy Fields, San Francisco Continue reading

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Pattern and Texture

To keep it interesting and inspiring, I lean a lot on taking an idea or technique and applying it to familiar objects and scenes.
What has kept you inspired and making art through the pandemic? What’s worked for you and what hasn’t? I’d love to hear from you. Continue reading

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More Mendocino Sketches

A few more sketches from Mendocino. I started this first sketch at the beach at Russian Gulch State Park. But we didn’t stay long, so I only got as far as adding a bit of color and added the dark … Continue reading

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Why Replicate When You Can Celebrate?

Why Replicate When You Can Celebrate? Continue reading

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Ink, Palette, Watercolor and Taxidermy

Jumping around, talking ink, watercolor, small palettes, conservation and hunting. On my way to Chico. Continue reading

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Cats are Liquid

Most useful cat-sketching info I’ve had recently: Cats are just a slow-moving liquid. Continue reading

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Travel-Sketching Oaxaca: Life on the Streets

Travel-Sketching Oaxaca: Life on the Streets Continue reading

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Travel-Sketching Oaxaca: My Favorite Church and a Colorful Street

Travel-Sketching Oaxaca: My Favorite Church and a Colorful Street Continue reading

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Travel-Sketching Oaxaca: Monte Alban and More

10 years after I visited (on my last trip to Oaxaca) I clearly remember the magic of Monte Alban. It’s hard to put it into words. There are more famous pyramids in Mexico. I’ve visited a few in the Yucantan … Continue reading

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Travel-Sketching Oaxaca: Capturing Vignettes

A long, luxurious sketch is lovely. But what do you do when you travel with non-sketchers? Go on guided tours? Or when you watch a performance that won’t last very long? You find quicker ways to sketch. Perhaps you capture … Continue reading

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