Three Strokes

I was shown a warmup exercise called “Three strokes and you’re out.” The idea is to create a drawing using only three lines.  One line means without lifting your pen off the paper. These were done at Middle Harbor Shoreline Park in Oakland.

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Playground

Kids were running all over the playground today. I couldn’t keep up.

playground

people

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Climb

Climbing up another hiking trail in Joaquin Miller Park.

Climb

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Shaded Trail

Cresting a trail through Joaquin Miller Park.

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Lawn Tree

In a park surrounded by oaks and redwoods, this little tree sits in the middle of a lawn, the only one whose leaves turn red in the fall.

lawn tree

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Winter Sun, Stairs

winter sun, stairs

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Winter Sun

Winter Sun 2, 2.25″h x 3″w

Winter Sun 1, 2.75″h x 2.25″w

 

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Evening

Threw a blanket over a chair next to the desk, and Shadow went to sleep in the chair.

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Evening

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Quiet Time

Morning sun hangs low in the sky.

Window view.

Thanksgiving Day the park is almost empty. Almost.

Couple in the park.

 

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Simple

Learning to make simple statements from busy scenes, about 20 minutes each.

shrubs lining creek bank in Dimond Park

driveway, residential neighborhood

shadows cast over log benches

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