Sunday, August 02, 2020

San Francisco Sketchers Meetup at Zoom

The San Francisco Meetup Group Zoom meeting today had the subject of teeth. All of the models were to show their teeth. We started with 1 and 3-minute poses.



We went on to 6 and 10 minute poses.
I was able to add a bit of watercolor due to the extra time during the 10-minute poses.

Saturday, August 01, 2020

Urban Sketchers - Draw Your Kitchen Zoom Meeting

I drew a little corner of my kitchen.




Felicita Park, Escondido

These are from a paint out at Felicita Park in Escondido. We all wore masks and stayed 6 feet apart. There were a few families passing by us on the trail because we painted close to the bridge by the little stream. It's a nice place to walk with plenty of shade.

My watercolor of the path ahead.





Kathy Aldrich


Pat Titus


and then there is this...

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Handmade Book and Pamphlet

This book and pamphlet were made from cardboard that I used to protect my table. I liked the patterns and colors so I stamped a few crows on it and created 2 little books.



The crow was printed with a stamp I carved.



The spine of the pamphlet was made by pressing the pages in a book press and brushing on PVA. The book on the right was bound with a Coptic Stitch. 


The back of the books.


The inside of the pamphlet was made index card scraps.
The Coptic Stitch book was made with lined copy paper.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Navel Orange Tree - Pen and Ink with Watercolor

It's been in the high 80s in San Diego lately. Yesterday when I felt a breeze and comfortable outside I decided it was time to sketch in the yard again.


I chose our navel orange tree. We have had it for years and it always produces oranges but I only remember one year that they were sweet and tasty. I did this sketch in pen and ink with watercolor.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Plein Air at Kit Carson Park

I was able to paint with the Inland Painters at Kit Carso Park. We stayed apart from each other and we all had our masks with us. We took them off when we painted. Only 2 different people stopped to talk to me but they put on their masks when they stopped and they stayed 6 feet away. There is always someone that stops to talk to me and look at what I am painting so I have been hesitant to paint in public. 




I painted in my sketchbook using watercolor because I didn't want to pack a lot of gear.



Before sketching I took a walk on the Kit Carson Trail Loop. It took me about 40 minutes. I had never been on the trail before so I didn't know what to expect. It was a nice clean trail with some shade.


Tuesday, July 07, 2020