Monday, January 06, 2020

San Diego Plein Air Painters and Oceanside Art Alliance

The San Diego Plein Air Painters had a joint event with the Oceanside Artists Alliance at Buccaneer Beach in Oceanside, CA. This is my watercolor of lifeguard stand #11.

Me and Renata painted together and got to visit while we worked.

These are some of the other artists on the beach.




 We painted from 9 am to noon and then were invited to the first Sunday open house at the Oceanside Museum of Art.


The plein air paintings from the morning were placed on a table in the reception area. 

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Lydia Velarde Sketchbook Flip - March/April 2019





  1. This sketchbook was made from an existing book. Pages were torn out and I added various papers for sketching and painting. Most of the book is made with watercolor paper.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Old Poway Park with Inland Painters

This morning the Inland Painters met at Old Poway Park on Midland, in Poway. The park staff was busy decorating for a big Christmas event on Saturday. There were many decorations and a lot more being put up which made for a wonderful subjects.

Painted on an 8 x 8 watercolor block.









Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Matchbox Book

These are photos of a mini sketchbook I made from instructions found in the book, Book Play by Margaret Couch Cogswell.

The paper of the box was taken from newsprint that I used to cover my art table. It has splotches of paint, hand-carved stamp "tests" and also felt tip pen marks when I was checking to see if they still had ink in them.



 The little book is made from past paper I made and has a little accent from the newsprint paper. It is bound with a pamphlet stitch. It was pretty easy and fun to make.


Sunday, November 03, 2019

360 GraF'Book Review





This book was sent to me to try. I guess you can say it is my first "official" review. 

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Ask The Sketcher: What Have You Learned From Urban Sketching with Louisa...



Louisa Schofiels shares some of here sketches and what she has learned from Urban Sketching.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019