Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

page a day

contour doodles of tv people
quote from the minimalists

Monday, November 13, 2017

Page a Day

Page a Day with Golden Highflow Acrylic Pen and Watercolor

TV People in my sketchbook journal.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Page a Day

Carved Stamps and a quote from Austin Kleon.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Friday, October 20, 2017

Chair _ inktober

Old Poway Park with Inland Painters

I worked with pen and ink but I will try oil next time. This is a 1:12-minute Lydeo of the artists and a bit of Old Poway Park from the Train Station.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Bates Nut Farm Scarecrow Contest

I attended an event at the Bates Nut Farm with the San Diego Urban Sketchers today. Many of us drew the scarecrows during the scarecrow contest. I created my sketch with a brush pen and watercolor.
 This is a 3:09-minute video of the event showing the scarecrows, the artists, and their sketches.

Friday, October 13, 2017

A quote from the minimalists

Change is possible. You can make yourself into someone you want to be.

Life Drawing

These are 2 pages from the life drawing session this morning at Judy's. We had 30 second, 1 minute, 2 minute poses then went on the 5s, 10s, and a 20-minute pose. I sketched in a Daler Rowney Sketchbook with 65 lb paper.

5 and 10 minute poses.
Japanese Brush Pen and watercolor.

20-minute pose, pencil and watercolor

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Drawing at the Opera

Several artist groups were invited to the San Diego Civic Center to sketch during the dress and music rehearsal of Pirates of Penzance. I participated in this event last night. We had a little reading light and kept very quiet while drawing. It was a fun challenge drawing the moving singers. I dropped in watercolor on the first few sketches but decided my sketchbook was too big for me to be painting quickly.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Sketchbook page TV drawings

My Daler Rowney sketchbook is 11 x 14 so I used a carpenters pencil to draw with. I wanted a line that would not get lost on the large paper. This sketchbook paper is 65 lb and does not hold water very well.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Wavecrest Woodie Fest 2017 - San Diego Urban Sketchers

At the Wavecrest Woodie Fest 2017 with the San Diego Urban Sketchers. This 3-minute video shows woodies, the Urban Sketchers and their sketches after 2 hours of drawing.

Saturday, September 16, 2017


These are a few of the chairs I have been sketching for #sittingprettyinseptember.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

San Diego Zoo

Urban Sketching at the zoo.

Colorado meets San Diego. I had such a fun morning meeting Paul Heaston and his family at the zoo this morning. Being able to meet people who we know from the urban sketcher community is just one of the things I like about being an urban sketcher.

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Saturday, July 01, 2017

San Diego Urban Sketchers Waterwise Botanicals Video

3:50 minute video of the San Diego Urban Sketchers at Waterwise Botanicals in Bonsall.
The artists, the sketches, and the nursery.

Waterwise Botanical Garden, Bonsall

 A nursery in San Diego was the location of the San Diego Urban Sketchers today. They had a lot of nice displays of the cactus and succulents. Luckily we had a break in the heat wave while we were there. This is my sketch done in my new Stillman & Birn Alpha Series.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Vendor in Watercolor

More watercolor practice. This is a vendor at the San Diego County Fair.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Vulture ACEOs in my Etsy Store


Watercolor practice in my sketchbook.
This sketch was created from a photo I took at the San Diego County Fair in the Woodwork Exhibit Hall. 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Western Multiple Signature Book Arts

I have been working in my "textbook", Making Handmade Books by Alisa Golden for some time now. It is a great book that takes you from easy to more difficult structures with good diagrams and instructions. We also used it in a book arts class taught by Cindy Zimmerman, my most favorite class of all time. 

This little book is Western Multiple Signature with a Wrapped Hard Cover. I used lined pages ripped from an old journal for the inside pages and for the cover I used paste paper I made with a friend last year. 

The book is 4.25 x 3 inches.

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Sunday, June 04, 2017

Leo Carrillo Ranch, Carlsbad

This is my sketch done with the San Diego Urban Sketchers at Leo Carrillo Historical Park.
I used a Koh-i-nor sketch pen and watercolor. 
The other artists and their sketches can be seen on my YouTube channel here: