Tag Archives: color pencil

Memory and Maps

I’ve been reading a book titled The Memory Code by Lynne Kelly, in which she posits that preliterate cultures used landmarks as memory cues to encode survival knowledge. It’s changed my approach to location drawing, it’s changed which things I … Continue reading

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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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Winter Sun, Stairs

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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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Quiet Time

Morning sun hangs low in the sky. Thanksgiving Day the park is almost empty. Almost.  

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Simple

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

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Abalone Shell

Study in colored pencil.

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Shadow Watching Squirrels

Shadow used¬† to dash at squirrels, but since I keep him on leash at the park, he has resigned himself to simply watching them in the trees. Very often they come down to look at him too. Park squirrels are … Continue reading

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Lapdog

Shadow curls up on my lap while I’m at my work table.

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Shelter Dog Dobby-2

Dobby resting in his dog bed. The first drawing is wax colored pencil. The second is watercolor pencil.  

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