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Magnolia, in progress

Across the main lawn of the park you can see a giant magnolia that used to stand next to a giant oak. But that oak has fallen and been cleared away.

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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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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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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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This Week’s Sketchbook

  Over the weekend an art festival was held at the park, and a stage set up with a performance by Circus Bella.

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Redwood Shade in progress

Color sketch.

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Musicians–color

Color version, musicians at farmers market, Jack London Square.

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A Walk In The Park

Along a fence that screens construction in Dimond Park.

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Canyons

Color sketch of canyon, for the series about walks my dog led me. This is my favorite spot, and I’ve tried several versions, trying to get the effect of the overarching branches, the steep slopes and the creek bed.

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