Category Archives: Summer

Texture, Texture and more Texture

Texture is everywhere in my work this year. In a year that the pandemic took away my ability to touch things everywhere I go, that sense of touch worked it’s way back into my art. Continue reading

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Bits of Summer

The start of summer and a flurry of appointments. Continue reading

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Backyard Sketches

Backyard sketches: agapanthus, fences and chairs. Continue reading

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Summer Mornings are the Best

I love the long days of summer. The middle of the day is really hot but the mornings are glorious. I’ve taken to having my first cup of chai on the front steps of the house which face west and are still cool and shady in the morning. Continue reading

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Van Life

Van Life. Missing summer travel, painting vans in the neighborhood. Continue reading

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Wax Crayon and Oil Pastels

I grew up using wax crayons and oil pastels a lot, so going back to them makes me paint and mess around like a child, and that’s always a good thing. Continue reading

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Scratching the Surface

Some days I draw just for the joy of mark-making, to pull a mark across paper, to feel the drag, the resistance, the imperfection of the line. Drawing with less familiar tools is a little frustrating: they don’t work like I think they will, they don’t hold ink, they bend and snap… But it also makes me really aware of the marks I make. Continue reading

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Jacaranda

Jacaranda season Continue reading

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Zandvoort Beach

Peoplemania! workshop at Zandvoort Beach Continue reading

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Supplies packed, headed to Amsterdam

Supplies packed, headed to Amsterdam for the Urban Sketchers Symposium. See you there? Continue reading

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