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Light Spills Down Slope

A hurried sketch of a slope in Dimond Park:   and the painting of the scene I finished afterward:

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Do Not Climb

In the tot lot next to the doomed oak is a a circular structure with a sign on it that says “Do not climb.” I suppose the little seats mean it’s just a fancy bench, but those big parallel arcs … Continue reading

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Shade in the Park

It’s pretty much a routine to go to the park with¬† Shadow every morning, still finding things to draw. And here’s the doomed oak again. I’m studying it as much as I can while it’s still here. The space will … Continue reading

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Calligraphs

Out with Shadow in the park again, trying to follow people with my brushpen. There was a group of kids sitting on the ground. The group leader bent over, then knelt. One girl stretched and leaned, but stayed rooted to … Continue reading

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Sun and Shadows

Here’s the doomed oak again, the one that lost half its trunk after the last rain. Around one o’clock the sun just lit the outer branches, leaving the inner branches in shadow. It looks almost like a head of broccoli … Continue reading

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Trees

My second favorite thing in the world is to hang out with my dog Shadow somewhere where I can sketch. The only thing I like better is to curl up with him and watch a movie. Dimond Park lost one … Continue reading

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Tai Chi in the Park

I sat on the lawn with Shadow at my side and tried to follow a Tai Chi group with my brush pen. An old gentleman came up behind me, smiled and said something in Chinese. I wish I could have … Continue reading

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This Week’s Sketchbook

  Over the weekend an art festival was held at the park, and a stage set up with a performance by Circus Bella.

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Faces

More warmups, using faces from two sources. The first set is from Alex Kayser’s book, Heads. The photos are all black and white, so I can’t really know what the actual skin colors are. The second set is from photos … Continue reading

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Sketchbook

Trying out some watercolor pencils at the park. Starting off early in the morning it was pretty empty, but a couple hours later parents appeared with toddlers.

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