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Basketball Court

The basketball court in the park is actually a single hoop in an open area near the swimming pool, flanked by grassy hills, lawns and picnic benches.

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Jogger

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The Afterlife of Trees

The big oak is not the first tree in Dimond Park that has had to be cut down. A giant stump next to the utility building memorializes another old oak. The peeling sign reads “Please respect this educational display of … Continue reading

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Tents and Trees

I drew this scene once before, the Here There sign sculpture on the Berkeley Oakland border. At that time it was just big letters on a lawn facing a busy intersection. Now a homeless camp sits among the letters.   … Continue reading

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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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Do Not Climb

In the tot lot next to the doomed oak is a a circular structure with a sign on it that says “Do not climb.” I suppose the little seats mean it’s just a fancy bench, but those big parallel arcs … Continue reading

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Shade in the Park

It’s pretty much a routine to go to the park with  Shadow every morning, still finding things to draw. And here’s the doomed oak again. I’m studying it as much as I can while it’s still here. The space will … Continue reading

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Sun and Shadows

Here’s the doomed oak again, the one that lost half its trunk after the last rain. Around one o’clock the sun just lit the outer branches, leaving the inner branches in shadow. It looks almost like a head of broccoli … Continue reading

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Trees

My second favorite thing in the world is to hang out with my dog Shadow somewhere where I can sketch. The only thing I like better is to curl up with him and watch a movie. Dimond Park lost one … Continue reading

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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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