Old Poway Park is an old park in San Diego with many old oak trees. Its very grassy and shady but they also have a section with an old train barn, and other old buildings. The building I sketched from the picnic area is the back of the ticket office where you can obtain a pass for the train that goes around the park.
I finally finished my large sketchbook (10 x 11.5 inches). I have been afraid of doing the Coptic stitch and talked to my friend Stephen about it every time I saw him, I looked at videos and read directions over and over. I was so proud when I finished it I showed him and he gave me his stamp of approval.
The nice thing about the book is it is made from materials that were given to me by artist friends. Davey Board: Kathy Przekopp, Cover paper: Doris Bertch, Craft paper: Diane DeMers Chen, Watercolor paper: Jennise Ashley and Francesca Albini. Thank you friends. I also used gesso on some old watercolor paintings for paper.
This sketch was done at a sketchers house with the San Diego Weekend Sketchcawlers. Her home overlooks the San Pasqual Valley which is the northernmost community of the city of San Diego. It is named for the Kumeyaay village of San Pasqual that was once located there.
The weekday sketchers (aka the Rachel group) met at Spanish Village for some sketching. This is my sketch of the day.
Built for the 1935-36 California-Pacific International Exposition, the Spanish Village Art Center now houses 35 working art studios in a charming setting that re-creates the feeling of a town square in Spain.