Tag Archives: location drawing

Direct Watercolor Strategy #1: Pick a forgiving subject

When ‘direct watercolor’ isn’t your go-to painting strategy, and you’re taking the #30x30DirectWatercolor2018 challenge, you need some strategies to take the leap: Strategy #1: Pick a forgiving subject 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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Weekend in Yosemite: Part 1

We did a quick weekend trip to Yosemite for Hari’s birthday. Our timing couldn’t have been sweeter: the weather was warm enough for me to enjoy sketching outside (which means it must have been close to 70 degrees), the waterfalls … Continue reading

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Downtown San Jose

These three pieces are from last week when I painted with Nina Khashchina. This one is at San Jose State University, such a beautiful, green oasis in the middle of the city! We moved on to the San Jose Museum of … 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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(More) Heading South

The first part of our trip was wonderful. To make a very bad pun, it literally went South from there on. One really fun day in San Diego,and then both kids got sick and we mostly spent the next 3 … Continue reading

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Sketching with the Cambrian Symphony

On Saturday I sketched live at the Cambrian Symphony‘s Frontiers Concert. I guess sketching live is what I always do. But on Saturday I got to do it with a video camera projecting the work as I sketched at the concert … Continue reading

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