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Play tower on a weekday morning, empty for the moment, but there’s always a nanny with a stroller somewhere nearby.
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
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.
Letting go of copying scenes so literally.
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.
Going back to basics, little compositions. It’s like a game to look for big shapes. Working with water-soluble pencil in black. I didn’t used to like black and white pictures, but now it clears my head. Would I recognize this … Continue reading
Cold day in the park. Most of this stairway was in shade, but a strip of light through the trees caught one edge.
Late afternoon at Joaquin Miller Park, sitting on a low wall, facing downhill at Redwood Road.
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 … Continue reading
Kids were running all over the playground today. I couldn’t keep up.