Sunday, June 22, 2014

Mission Trails Regional Park

Sketching with the San Diego Urban Sketchers at Mission Trails today.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

figure drawing at north park

10 - 2 minute
watercolor background and watercolor pencil

2 fives and a ten
prismacolor brush pens from Stephen and watercolor

2 twenties
brush pen and watercolor

20 minute
watercolor and brush pen

20 minute
pencil and watercolor

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Japanese Friendship Garden, Balboa Park

My incomplete sketch done while with the San Diego Urban Sketchers Meetup Group at the Japanese Friendship Garden. 3 x 4.5 inches.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

San Clemente Quick Draw

This "quick" sketch was done at the San Clement Quick Draw today. We had to Check in, paint, and come back with a framed piece in 3 hours!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Veterans' Museum and Memorial Center

This is my sketch of the Veterans' Museum and Memorial Center done, while on a Meetup with the San Diego Urban Sketchers.
The building, the former chapel of the old Naval Hospital, was built during World War II. It is a beautiful neo-classical Spanish Colonial/California Mission design with thick walls and a red tile roof, a style that first took hold in San Diego during the Panama-California Exposition of 1915-16.

Monday, June 09, 2014

Sunday, June 08, 2014

Buena Creek Gardens, San Marcos, California

The Buena Creek Gardens is a beautiful nursery in San Marcos. They have beautiful garden d├ęcor as well as many paths and garden settings to browse through. It is a very lush, green and shady place to stroll and select plants and flowers for your garden. They specialize in unique and uncommon plants. This was the location of the San Diego Urban Sketchers Meetup on Sunday, June 8, 2014.

This is my sketch I did with micron pen and watercolor while on the meetup.

Monday, June 02, 2014

Michael's Bird

When I retired I had a list of projects I never finished. I would start projects, lose interest and move on to something else. This bird is one of the projects on that list. It is a paper mache bird I got out of the $1 bin at Michael's Craft Store. I painted it with acrylic markers. The photos show the top, bottom and side.

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Busyhead House, Old Town San Diego

Heritage Park was the location of the San Diego Urban Sketchers Meetup this weekend. This is a county park located close to Old Town, San Diego. It measures almost 8 acres and was developed to preserve examples of  San Diego’s Victorian architecture. My sketch is of the Bushyhead House. Mr Edward Wilkerson Bushyhead was an early San Diego Sheriff, an early San Diego sheriff, chief of police and San Diego Union newspaper owner, built this Italianate residence in 1887.
My sketch is a 3.5 x 5.5 inch watercolor on Arches Watercolor board.