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Two flutists (and a tabla player)

Friday night we attended a lovely little concert at the Saratoga Foothill Club in a gorgeous hall designed by Julia Morgan. Ray Furuta and Prasad Bhandarkar played the Western flute and the Indian flute. Vikas accompanied Prasad on tabla. This first … Continue reading

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Drawing the Music

Here is what I know about drawing a live performance: you don’t just draw the musicians, you draw the music. 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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Sign Painter, yup that’s me

Just a quick post linking to this piece that KQED’s ARTS section did on my sign-sketching obsession. Here is the video. And a link to a longer piece on their website. A big thank you to Creo Noveno for shooting … Continue reading

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Direct Watercolor Strategy #5: Paint something familiar

Here’s another direct watercolor strategy I plan to rely on: Strategy #5: Paint Something Familiar Something you know well, have drawn before, draw often…it could be anything. For me, it’s Walter. Walter is a human skull model that sits on … 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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One Week 100 People: Let’s go!

It’s time for #OneWeek100People2018. If you’re feeling overwhelmed already, here’s a few things to keep in mind. Every person you draw this week is one more sketch than if you didn’t draw at all. Keep it simple. Really simple.  All people … Continue reading

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