Tag Archives: casein

Play Tower

Play tower on a weekday morning, empty for the moment, but there’s always a nanny with a stroller somewhere nearby.

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Sequoia in Dimond Park

There’s a sequoia tree in the park whose branches grow in a spiral, with a gap because it’s crowded next to a pine. When I can see into the branches like that, I wonder what it must be like to … Continue reading

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Starts

It’s dawned on me that I’m painting a series on Dimond Park, just because I spend so much time there with Shadow. Here are some painting starts, where I begin translating the sketches into paintings by blocking in the big … Continue reading

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Babysitters

On weekdays at the park you can usually see nannies with toddlers and baby carriages, in shady spots where they’ve spread out a blanket to picnic for a few hours.

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A Rainbow in the Shade

Letting go of copying scenes so literally.    

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Into Color

Lattice roof makes shade over columns of Scout Hut storage building in the park. It faces the creek and benches made of tree trunks, often a staging area for volunteer work crews and solo joggers.

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Midas

Study for a painting titled “Midas”, but honestly I don’t know if I’ll  ever finish it. Casein.

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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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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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