Sketch Away: Travels with my sketchbook

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More Mendocino Sketches

A few more sketches from Mendocino. I started this first sketch at the beach at Russian Gulch State Park. But we didn’t stay long, so I only got as far as adding a bit of color and added the dark … Continue reading

Wed, 05 Aug 2020 12:57:00 +0000

Redwoods: Three Impressions

Painting the Redwoods on the coast near Mendocino. Continue reading

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 12:55:00 +0000

Little Studies

Here are pages from my sketchbook with thumbnails, all related to different things I want to look at deeper. These bite-sized studies come first. They're a no pressure way to understand new things, experiment and collect observations. Continue reading

Fri, 24 Jul 2020 12:55:25 +0000

Sketching the Bride

Adventures in Virtual Life Drawing: Zombie Brides Continue reading

Thu, 23 Jul 2020 12:55:00 +0000

Backyard Sketches

Backyard sketches: agapanthus, fences and chairs. Continue reading

Tue, 21 Jul 2020 12:55:00 +0000


Summer tomatoes are here Continue reading

Mon, 20 Jul 2020 12:55:00 +0000

Summer Mornings are the Best

I love the long days of summer. The middle of the day is really hot but the mornings are glorious. I've taken to having my first cup of chai on the front steps of the house which face west and are still cool and shady in the morning. Continue reading

Wed, 15 Jul 2020 13:10:00 +0000

Van Life

Van Life. Missing summer travel, painting vans in the neighborhood. Continue reading

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 13:10:04 +0000

Wax Crayon and Oil Pastels

I grew up using wax crayons and oil pastels a lot, so going back to them makes me paint and mess around like a child, and that's always a good thing. Continue reading

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 13:06:00 +0000

Scratching the Surface

Some days I draw just for the joy of mark-making, to pull a mark across paper, to feel the drag, the resistance, the imperfection of the line. Drawing with less familiar tools is a little frustrating: they don't work like I think they will, they don't hold ink, they bend and snap... But it also makes me really aware of the marks I make. Continue reading

Wed, 08 Jul 2020 12:55:00 +0000

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