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Western Appliance and Capri Motel

I’d love to say I was experimenting with a new technique here. Actually, I didn’t realize that my brush pen had water-soluble ink in it. Coloring over my linework made for an ‘interesting’ effect :) Here’s another quick sketch of that same sign. When … Continue reading

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More ‘vintage’ signs

I sketched two signs this week to add to my vintage sign collection. Trouble is, I don’t know how old they are, or very much about them. Both of them are in San Jose, California, and if you’re familiar with … Continue reading

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White buildings in Santa Barbara

More sketches from Santa Barbara (and one from Malibu). Sketching in Southern California means sketching a lot of white adobe-style buildings. Usually you can count on the warm-yellow sun to cast some great shadows for you. But I was there … Continue reading

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Two Missions, two doors: Drawing little corners.

On our road trip down the coast from San Jose to LA we stopped by two Missions: the smaller, lesser known Mission San Miguel and the grander Mission Santa Barbara. Interestingly, I sketched very similar views at both places: a small, decrepit … Continue reading

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Pismo Beach in Winter

It seems like we visit the beach a lot more in cold weather than we do in the summer. Luckily, ‘cold’ is never very cold in California, (or atleast not for my kids). The day after Christmas, we headed down … Continue reading

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Now that things are on the mend…

Last week was a tough week. My husband had an emergency procedure on one of his eyes, and just the words ‘surgery’ and ‘eyes’ in the same sentence are scary. Luckily things are on the mend. While he sat through … Continue reading

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Fall Color Palette

You can tell it’s fall when the green disappears from my flickr stream. And, as it starts getting chilly outside, I start painting little still lifes on my kitchen counter.Because I hate the cold (yes, even what passes for ‘cold’ in California). Here … Continue reading

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