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Summer Lemonade Stand ( and the photo versus sketch debate)

My kids and their friends built a lemonade stand a couple of days ago. It was great fun (for them and their parents): Making sugary lemonade from backyard lemons, poster making, setting up a stand, and very enthusiastic shouts to … Continue reading

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At the Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society with the Marcus Shelby Orchestra.

If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area and have never heard of (or been to) the Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society, look them up and go! They’re located in a gorgeous beach house in Half Moon Bay. There’s always fantastic music, … Continue reading

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Sketching in Goa: Part 3

Back to mangoes. My all-time favorite mango? The Alphonso mango. Lucky me, my parents own a mango farm and I visited during mango season. This is what a fully grow Alphonso mango looks like. Green, with just the barest touch of yellow. Picked … Continue reading

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Sketching in Goa: Part 2

Panjim market is a huge indoor area divided into many sections. This is the flower section of the market. These stalls sell garlands used either in worship or to adorn just about anything: a woman’s hair, the doorway of a home, a vehicle… The guy on … Continue reading

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Sketching in Goa: Part 1

1o short days in India. Too short for much more than a visit to my parents in Goa. And for sketching in and around the city of Panjim, where they live. So these next few posts are just that: Sketches from the streets and … Continue reading

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Two-ink sketching in Yosemite National Park

I’m enjoying playing with a two-toned approach to my linework: For the most part, I do a very loose line drawing with brown ink first, just enough to let me see where my big shapes are. Then it’s watercolor time. Last … Continue reading

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Back in New York, Part 6: It’s fun being a tourist

It doesn’t get more touristy than Times Square. Can’t say I understand why tens of thousands of tourists parade through it everyday. But it is super-fun to sketch. Next stop? Grand Central. I wish I’d sketched the beautiful turquoise ceiling … Continue reading

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