Tag Archives: cityscape

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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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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Back to Basics

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

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Stairway in Shadow

Cold day in the park. Most of this stairway was in shade, but a strip of light through the trees caught one edge.

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Redwood Road

Late afternoon at Joaquin Miller Park, sitting on a low wall, facing downhill at Redwood Road.  

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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 … Continue reading

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Playground

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

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