Thursday, April 30, 2009

sketching tv faces

sketching while watching the news

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Rancho Santa Fe Library

This is the view just outside the front door of the Rancho Santa Fe Library. The Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club is right across the street which might explain all the pretty flowers. LOTs of pretty flowers.
4 artists showed up to paint. 2 artists showed up to visit and check the place out. I just sketched in my watercolor moleskine.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

figure practice

Figure practice using 30 second pose feature on posemaniacs.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Friday, April 24, 2009

Friday Plein air meet up in San Diego

Spanish Village in Balboa Park, San Diego was the meet up location organized by Rachel Kopel today. Stephen and Sally also attended. Drawing, talking about mail art, book binding and ending the morning with a walk through the Chinese brush painting exhibit made it a good morning.

 This is my sketch of some of the studios in spanish village.

Rachel, Stephen and Sally.

Stephen and Rachel were using books they bound themselves.


Thursday, April 23, 2009

more super foods

more notes from the book I am reading, Superfoods RX by Kathy Matthews, Steven Pratt

journal entry

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Life drawing

I tried a new life drawing group in San Diego. It was good session but I got pretty tired and some man said I was annoying him because my charcoal was too loud. I was new to the group so I didn't say anything mean back to him. 

This is one sketch from a 20 minute pose done in a watercolor moleskine. 

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

self portrait

I was inspired to do a self portrait after reading about Johan Leion on the Drawn blog. Johan has been doing a self portrait everyday for about a year now. I did a search on MY blog and found out I haven't done one since 2006. 

Monday, April 20, 2009

A heat wave and coffee

a sketch done on a work break.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Friday, April 17, 2009

Ft rosecrans cemetey

These are the last of the cemetery sketches and a few notes from a dvd I watched about being creative.  I think what they were saying is that it's not really about the money. (because most of the time there is NONE) It has to be about YOU. we create for ourselves or because we have to. As I say, "It's in my bones". 

A nice gentleman contacted me about the cemetery sketches he saw on the "urban sketchers" blog. He works for the VA in the communications division of the cemetery administration and wants to use my sketches in his newsletter. Of course I said yes!

If you haven't seen the blog you should check it out here> Urban sketchers.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery

The second sketch I did at the cemetery was of the private residence on the premises.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

fort rosecrans national cemetery

The SDWS paint out was at the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in Point Loma, California. I have passed it many times on the way to the light house but never stopped. It was a good place to visit today.

Only 4 of us were there. It was very windy and cold so I only stayed a few hours. This is one of my sketches and a few pics as well.

I think this is north island naval air station

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

super foods

notes to help me want to eat better

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Friday, April 10, 2009

Thursday, April 09, 2009

View from my kitchen patio

The view from my kitchen patio.
The sky is kind of gray. Blue gray.
It's already rained once this week and we expect more.

Lots of green.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Journal entry

I've been reading the book Superfoods RX by Kathy Matthews, Steven Pratt

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Sandwich shop, Poway

This is the sandwich shop across from Old Poway Park. I like it because it has Betty Boop standing out front. The page came out muddy because I tinted the paper an off white before I worked on it. But really...that's just an excuse for a lousy sketch painting.....

Monday, April 06, 2009

Starbucks, Encinitas, California

Urban sketching after work today.


fod court, mission valley

this was done while enjoying an ice cream after work

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Hollywood Undead

Hollywood Undead and 91X were in my store today. 
There were a lot of kids waiting to see these guys.

The store was pretty busy because of it. I got to take some pics and I also got a 91X key chain. I really liked all the excitement.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Friday, April 03, 2009

drawing at cynthia's

a patio plant and a friend

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Poway, California

Painting at Cynthia's, Poway, California, she has magnificent views all around.