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Autumn Tree x 3

       

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Naked Eye 2

Another sketch without wearing my glasses, looking into the blur. The sun lights up the leaves of this tree. When I look at it with my glasses, the many leaves make so much detail I find it hard to paint. … Continue reading

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Naked Eye

A little sketch without wearing my glasses. All looks blurry, but what stands out for me is how dark the shadowed foreground is. There were also some dark branches hanging down from the sequoia.

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A Bench to Watch From

There’s a bench shaded by redwoods next to the tennis courts in the park. In July I saw bright pink flowers blooming next to that bench, but now summer is fading and those flowers are gone.

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Picnic Shade

The picnic tables in this painting are off in the distance, as are the people. Maybe it reflects the introvert in me, who’d rather watch people from a distance.  

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Losing the Thread

I remember the first time I ever tried to draw a smile, when I was about five years old. First I drew the crescent shaped open mouth. So far, so good. Then I drew a bunch of up-and-down lines for … Continue reading

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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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Two Trees

I started off wanting to make sense of a tangle of trees and shrubs in the shade, but like insistent siblings, two trees in the sunlight took over the composition.

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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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