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Going Grey

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Stepping out in Spring

Are you, like me, starting to draw outside more than you did in the last year? Any challenges that come up from a practice that may have been dormant for a while? Continue reading

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Car Sketching as Urban Sketching

If you’ve been wanting to sketch outside but haven’t tried it yet, or if you’ve gotten rusty with doing it in the last year, Car Sketching might help jumpstart your practice.
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Spring Experiments at Filoli Gardens

Spring Experiments at Filoli Gardens Continue reading

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Little Signposts of Urban Life

Beautiful stuff is everywhere around you if you look beyond accepted standards. The things that catch my eye, I stop and sketch. And just the act of connection and observation for that period of time means I see a beauty in them that I would never see without the pause. Continue reading

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Spring in California

Painting Mustard Fields Continue reading

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A Day in Santa Cruz

Two weeks ago, I spent a whole day on the coast near Santa Cruz sketching with friends. When I haven’t been out drawing for a long time, I feel rusty. Not so much with my hands, because I’ve been drawing … Continue reading

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Colusa, California

Two days in Colusa, California. Continue reading

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The New Normal

Working behind plexiglass screens at the reception desk. A spare desk with a jar of clean pens and a tray for dirty ones. A giant bottle of hand sanitizer and a box of tissues prominently displayed. Big yellow stickers explain, politely, the new rules of engagement. 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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