Tag Archives: california

The Gift of a Really Cheap Sketchbook

I use and enjoy plenty of nice sketchbooks, books with lovely multi-media and 100% cotton watercolor paper. This book below isn’t one of them. The Midori Blank Notebook is about 4×6 inches, has 176 thin pages, and costs a little … Continue reading

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Vignettes Big and Small

Vignettes big and small.

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How Not to Draw this Symbol of a Car

How Not to Draw a Car (and some tips on drawing one too) Continue reading

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A short break in the Sierras, Part 2 of 2

More art from the Sierras. Continue reading

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A short break in the Sierras, Part 1 of 2

A few days in the Sierras. Continue reading

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Panoramas

Drawing from home, but drawing wide open views. Continue reading

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Spring in California

Painting Mustard Fields Continue reading

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And yet again, Wilder Ranch State Park

I cannot seem to get enough of this place. This time, I was back with my sketching buddies on a sun-filled day that followed a week of rain. I have never actually walked down to the historic buildings that are … Continue reading

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Wilder Ranch State Park

I went for a lovely walk at Wilder Ranch State Park and didn’t sketch these incredible views of the cliffs and the ocean. But this farm equipment at Jacobs Farm, I couldn’t pass that up. I guess I will just … Continue reading

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California Wildfires

If you live in California, you know we have a new season, one that never loomed over us like this every year: the season we burn. Climate Change is real. Continue reading

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