Thursday, December 01, 2016

San Diego Watercolor Society at Torrey Pines Gliderport 2016

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Kit Carson Park Urban Sketching

Watercolor sketching for a few hours at Kit Carson Park.





Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Sketching at Bernardo Winery



5 x 8 inch watercolor sketch facing V's Coffee Shoppe at the Bernardo Winery. 

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Friday, November 11, 2016

Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, Balboa Park - Urban Sketching 2016


This is our video of the San Diego Urban Sketcher and San Diego Sketchcrawler event at the Old Globe in Balboa Park and my sketch.

I drew some of the architecture visible from the center and the Grinch peeking over the ticket office.

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Dixon Lake, Escondido, California


A 32 second Lydeo of Lake Dixon where I painted this morning.



Monday, November 07, 2016

Orange County Museum of Art with North County Society of Fine Arts 2016



A few of my favorites at the Orange County Museum of Art

Houser Wirth & Schimmel Bus Trip with North County Society of Fine Arts ...



A 1:51 minute video from a recent trip to Los Angeles with a visit to Houser Wirth & Schimmel Gallery

Friday, October 28, 2016

Met filmmaker Anjalika Sharma at Balboa Park today!

Today I met filmmaker Anjalika Sharma at Balboa Park. We might collaborate on a project. She is a very inspiring woman, I'm glad she reached out to me when she saw me sketching  with the Urban sketchers a few weeks ago. This is a link to our first Facebook Live video we tried together. Lots of fun!
https://www.facebook.com/lydia.velarde/videos/10210841408611641/

I also drew a lady while I was waiting for Anjalika.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Sketching at Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial in La Jolla

This sketch was done on the back side of the watercolor paper. No matter how hard I tried to put in my darks they were soaked up by the paper. It was a fun morning anyway, I met with the San Diego Urban Sketchers. A 3:38 minute video of the morning is shown below.


This video shows the San Diego Urban Sketchers, their sketches, and views from the Monument.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Old Poway Park, Street Signs

Watercolor with ink pen and ink brush

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Monday, August 29, 2016

Zoro Garden, Balboa Park, San Diego

Zoro Garden is a 6-acre sunken garden within Balboa Park in San Diego, California. During the 1935-36 California Pacific International Exposition it was the site of the Zoro Garden Nudist Colony, which featured mostly-nude performers rather than practicing nudists. It is now planted as a butterfly garden.

Monday, August 01, 2016

Map of my Neighborhood

Map of My Neighborhood
August 1, 2016

Monday, July 25, 2016

Fletcher Cove Park, Solana Beach, San Diego - Urban Sketchers 2016


A 4 minute video of the Urban Sketchers at Fletcher Cove.




My sketches from Fletcher Cove

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Friday, June 10, 2016

Torrey Pines Glider Port

This is a 4:23 minute Lydeo of the Torrey Pines Glider Port showing the hang gliders, the artists I was with and their urban sketches.

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Saturday, June 04, 2016

Mission De Alcala, San Diego Mission - 2016

A 2:13 minute lydeo of the mission.



Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcalá was the first Franciscan mission in The Californias, a province of New Spain. This video shows a few parts of the mission, and artists oil painting en plein air during an impressionism class. Video by Lydia Velarde, LydiaVelarde.com Music: Sunday Drive, Silent Partner


Tuesday, May 31, 2016

AT the Gaslamp

This is my first sketch in a very large sketchbook my friend Doris Bertch gave me. The watercolor paper pages are 11 x 14.5 inches. It was a bit scary at first, and I had to practice holding it on my lap before going out with it. I think I am going to enjoy this book.

watercolor and brush pen

Monday, May 23, 2016

Old Cactus Garden, Balboa Park

This cactus garden was developed in 1935 for the California Pacific International Exposition. It contains some of the largest cactus and succulent specimens in Balboa Park. This is were the San Diego Weekday Sketchers met. Below are my sketches and a 3:46 minute video of the area, sketches, and my artist friends.


Saturday, May 21, 2016

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Old Mission Dam - San Diego Plein Air Painters



A 6:03 minute Lydeo of the painters, the demo artists and some of the paintings done on location.

Working on my piece.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Origami Box with Lid

I found the instructions to this box on YouTube, it was very difficult for me to make and it didn't close very good. The button and string were added to help keep it closed.






Sunday, April 17, 2016

La Mesa Train Depot



This sketch was done at the 100th Meetup of the San Diego Urban Sketchers in La Mesa.
Rapido Sketch Pen and Watercolor

Monday, April 11, 2016

Making Mosaic Turtles

A friend and I decorated some turtles with mosaic today. We will be putting on the grout next week.
Old dishes, 1 sunshine tile and concrete yard ornaments.

Friday, April 08, 2016

Sunday, April 03, 2016

Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center



These sketches were created at The Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center. I went with a few friends on the Metro Link from San Diego to Santa Ana (an hour ride). It was an all day adventure due to 3 train delays. These were not mechanical Amtrak issues but caused by individuals.  This was a joint meetup with San Clemente and San Diego Urban Sketchers.


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This is a 2:17 minute video of our meetup.