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Destruction/Construction Part 2

I’m continuing the series started here where I sketch the taking down and putting back up of a part of our home. Out goes the old linoleum floor, it’s amazing it survived 44 years in the kitchen. Then the floor is leveled … Continue reading

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Inktober so far

I started the month of October thinking I’d do a little ink sketch everyday. It hasn’t happened. Still, I’m glad I have #inktober on my mind.  It reminds me to focus on penwork and not always use color to finish a … Continue reading

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The calm after the storm.

Right now feels like the calm after the storm. Or maybe just before the next one. Sketching at home after a big trip is always hard. Looking for the interesting in the everyday means getting back into the practice of … Continue reading

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Gold Rush Day 2015

It’s Gold Rush Day today for the 4th graders at Los Alamitos Elementary School in San Jose, California. What an amazing way to make history come alive for the kids. I’m just back from a morning of  sketching. Here are … Continue reading

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Tinted paper, Accordion Folds

I bought a large roll of tinted paper for my weekly figure study session, and I folded some of it into little accordion-folded sheets to carry around in my sketchbook. This was the first one I used last week. Today, I … Continue reading

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Surprise Sketches are the Best

Sometimes the unplanned stuff is the best. Early at school to pickup my kids today (that almost NEVER happens) and what do I see? Our local middle school Chamber Orchestra playing under the redwood trees. I dug out a piece of taupe-colored, accordion-folded paper and … Continue reading

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What I drew this week

Not very much. And a little bit of everything. One quick , almost abstract watercolor sketch on a hike in the hills around San Jose. One vintage sign for Cambrian Park Plaza which was built in the 1950s. And two donuts … Continue reading

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