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Poppies, Poppies and more Poppies!

Last week was poppy week. I taught a workshop based on a request to share this “loose and free” approach to flowers. What I loved most of all is that even though we all followed the same process and worked … Continue reading

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Pumpkins and Skulls

Boo! Continue reading

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30x30DirectWatercolor2019: A roundup

30x30DirectWatercolor2019: A roundup and what I learnt from the challenge. Continue reading

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In the Sierras

2 days of painting in the Sierras. Continue reading

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Persimmon Season

Persimmon season begins whenever we first visit Gay and there’s persimmons on her trees. Here are Gay, Nina and me drawing the fruit on the tree. With the leaves still on the trees and as brightly colored as the fruit … Continue reading

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Lake Shasta in Early September

Every couple of years, we head to Lake Shasta for a weekend of house boating with a bunch of friends. With 10 adults and 10 kids involved, it’s a bit like being at a crazy house party all weekend long. … Continue reading

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Blurring the Lines: Painting & Sketching

Blurring the Lines: Painting & Sketching. Does it matter what you call it? #artquestion Continue reading

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Almaden Quicksilver County Park

A couple of weeks ago, I painted with friends at Almaden Quicksilver County Park. We picked what was probably the foggiest morning in the South Bay. Visibility was low, humidity was high and the view we planned on painting was … Continue reading

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Family Camp at Bass Lake: 2 of 2

More from Skylake Camp at Bass Lake, California. Two takes on the cabins we slept in. Really basic, bunks that we laid our sleeping bags on, no electricity. But so much more comfortable (and warmer) than sleeping in a tent! … Continue reading

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Family Camp at Bass Lake: 1 of 2

I’m reluctant to say “Here are sketches of my weekend at Family Camp.” Because, while I did sketch and paint through the weekend, in no way does what you see come close to capturing the spirit of Skylake Camp. I … Continue reading

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