Category Archives: studies

Join me in Drawing the Beauty Around You

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Iris

I painted these iris n March 30th, Van Gogh’s birthday. You can see from this photo that I wasn’t exaggerating any of the colors! I used liquid watercolors for the base painting and brought in crayons and charcoal after that … Continue reading

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Sketchbook as Study

Looking at Alice Nee’s people, looking at me. Continue reading

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Poppies and Other Native Flowers

Poppies and other native vegetation.
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Wisteria

Wisteria in bloom.
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California Poppy Day

April 6th is California Poppy Day. Continue reading

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Flora, Fauna, and a Cat

Flowers. Because it is spring.
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Springtime flowers

Flowers. Because it is spring.
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A few wild trees

For me, drawing trees is all about capturing energy, gesture and movement. Continue reading

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Seasonal Flowers

The dahlias are all gone now, but a couple of weeks ago, I brought home these beauties from the farmers’ market and painted them. Here’s a link to a short video of me making this piece. And here are some … Continue reading

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