Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Sketching in Old Town, San Diego, California

Sketch of El Fandango, a restaurant in
Old Town, San Diego, California

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Spanish Village, Balboa Park

Spanish Village is located in Balboa Park and consists of several little buildings which are shops and artist studios combined. This is my sketch of the Sculpture Guild, one of the studio shops. This was done while on a meet up with the San Diego Plein Air Meet Up Group.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Skull carving

My little skull carving pictured in the lower left. ( .5 x .75 inches. )

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Pete Scully

I received my original Pete Scully in the mail this week! Too bad the photo doesn’t show it’s true beauty. The packaging was quite fun too. I’m very pleased. Thank you Pete!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Painting at Judy's

Painting the landscape around my friend's house in Ramona. I had a lot of trouble with this one. Watercolor 5 x7 inches. With Bei and Janene.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Sketching at Balboa Park

 Technical pen and watercolor.

The sketch group, Stephen, Graham, Francesca, Rachel, Carol, Linda. Seated: Lydia and Elaine. (Graham and Frncesca were here visiting from London!)

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Ramona Open Studio Tour

GARY AND I went on the Ramona Studio Tour. Today we mostly concentrated on the pottery studios. All of the artists shared their studio set up and talked to us about their techniques. We visited the Begents, thee Vargos, Dave Lambert and the Snyders. We learned a lot and got VERY inspired.

I purchased pottery from Dave Lambert and a little knit coin purse from Patricia Pharr-Snyder.

If you are interested in the tour you can still get tickets.It runs all weekend from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Check at www.ramonaart.com.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Mike and Rob

Life drawing in Encinitas with my friend Rachel K.

(top) Charcoal pencil with watercolor on Canson. (lower left) technical pen with watercolor on watercolor paper. (lower right) diluted brown ink in a water brush, watercolor, on canson pastel paper.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Skull Eraser Carving

 SKull Carving 1 x .5 inches

My eraser carving from last night. Stamped in a line sketchbook journal.

Monday, April 08, 2013

San Diego Zoo's Safari Park

I did these pencil sketches while visiting with Francesca and her husband who were visiting from London. I was going to color the sketches when I got home but I was too tired. I filled about 7 pages in my sketchbook today.

Sunday, April 07, 2013


Coffee with friends and something I need to keep remembering.

Friday, April 05, 2013

Figure Drawing at Encinitas Library

Figure drawing at the Encinitas Library with Rachel. Meet Virginia, and Pam. (left) Watercolor crayon on background  drawing with charcol pencil, and painted in watercolor. (Right) Drawing in technical pen and painted with watercolor.