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At Mission San Juan Bautista

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Wine and sketching go together well

When you travel with kids you winery-hop until the kids complain. A lot. We only got as far as 2 wineries. Stop 1 was kid-friendly Sequoia Grove in Napa, with tall redwood trees and a little fountain to set by. Stop … Continue reading

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Caffe Frascati on a Friday Night

Local talent on a friday night at Caffe Frascati, San Jose. Continue reading

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The challenge of longer poses

One of the things I want to work on this year is getting better at working on longer pieces. I love a quick, gestural sketch (and quick poses which tend to be more dynamic and exciting). I find that working fast and … Continue reading

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The ruins at Tulum

The setting of the ruins at Tulum is spectacular. The site is at the very edge of a cliff, the wind is strong and the ocean is an ever-changing array of jewel tones. I love painting like this, with the wind whipping … Continue reading

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Sketching with friends

I usually sketch alone. But last week I had two short little sketch sessions with friends and I’m wondering why we don’t do this more often. There’s something wonderful in being able to chat about just sketching and supplies, sketchbooks and setup, … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Figure Drawing

I don’t post a lot of my life drawings from a weekly figure drawing session.  But today I thought I’d post a few and try to explain why life drawing is so important to me. 10 minutes. Charcoal and watercolor on … Continue reading

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