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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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Door Dash

Sketches for “When my dog was young, he dashed out the door every chance he got.”

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Puppy, color sketch

Color sketch for “When my dog was a puppy.”

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Leimert Bridge

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Sausal Creek Rock Sculptures

Deep into Sausal Creek, someone built rock sculptures–stones stacked a couple feet high. I didn’t dare touch them, though I suspect they must be anchored somehow.

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Bridgeview Canyon

At one point, Bridgeview Trail descends into Dimond Canyon to cross over Palo Seco Creek, and then ascends up the other side. These are tall trees next to the trail, looking up from the bottom of the canyon.

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Fruitvale Trees

Round-topped pine trees in Dimond Park along Fruitvale Avenue. This is near the crest of a hill, away from the picnic tables and tennis courts. Before dogs were allowed in the park, I used to shortcut through here instead of … Continue reading

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El Centro

El Centro Avenue where it crosses Dimond Park. To the right a trail starts which follows a creek and then climbs up into the hills. To the left a path leads to lawns, picnic tables, and jungle gyms for toddlers.

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Oak Tree

Oak tree late afternoon in Dimond Park. This section of the park was off limits to dogs until last year. People sometimes walked their dogs through the park anyway, but now they can do it legally.

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Sketching on Trail

This is on Sinawik Trail in Joaquin Miller Park. It was a warm, smoggy day, but cool and shady on the trail going downhill into the trees and toward the creek.

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