Category Archives: Summer

My Everyday Sketchbook

My sketchbook records many small moments. Some sketches are better than others, but I’m always glad to have a memory recorded and thoughts jotted down in my everyday journal. Here is the big red Yesco Signs truck at the Stephen’s … Continue reading

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A Summer Tradition (and line versus no line)

Thinking about line and no-line in the #30x30DirectWatercolor2018 challenge. Continue reading

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Weekend in Yosemite: Part 2

More from Yosemite National Park. This is a less-known view of Mirror Lake. Its probably only weeks now before it dries into a meadow. The more famous Mirror Lake vista reflects Half Dome in the still waters, but I sketched … Continue reading

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Capitola Beach

From where I live it’s easy to jump in the car and be at a fantastic beach in just over a half hour. Capitola Beach is where we headed today. I thought I packed my kit, but once I settled … Continue reading

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Family Camp at Bass Lake: 2 of 2

More from Skylake Camp at Bass Lake, California. Two takes on the cabins we slept in. Really basic, bunks that we laid our sleeping bags on, no electricity. But so much more comfortable (and warmer) than sleeping in a tent! … Continue reading

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Family Camp at Bass Lake: 1 of 2

I’m reluctant to say “Here are sketches of my weekend at Family Camp.” Because, while I did sketch and paint through the weekend, in no way does what you see come close to capturing the spirit of Skylake Camp. I … Continue reading

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Usk 2017 Part 8: Farewell Chicago!

Five days in the city, and I’d never been as far as the river (which was only a 10 minute  walk north of my hotel). So when the Symposium was done, that’s where  I headed. This is Marina City, but … Continue reading

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