Author Archives: Beth Bourland

About Beth Bourland

Artist Beth Bourland's sketch journal about observing, appreciating and responding to everyday moments.

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Meet the lovable Meka

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Horse whisperer

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Overlooking a neighborhood

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Planning a painting, with chickens

I envisioned “Chix & Suds”┬ábased on a backyard I saw in the town of New Plymouth, The Bahamas, last spring. This value sketch led to the painting below. The colors were interpreted and chickens added according to my imagination and … Continue reading

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She’s almost human

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Dozing dog

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Boatworks

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A whole weekend of sketching

More work I did at Susan Cornelis’ workshop in Sebastopol, April 29-30. We practiced contour drawing at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts, then ventured out to the Farmers Market, and also sketched both days while having lunch at local … Continue reading

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It only hurts when I do this…

Walk, that is… While waiting for my knee appointment at Kaiser Medical in Oakland, I sketched some fellow patients in the waiting room, adding color at home later. Why the blue hair? Just thought it would pep up the joint. … Continue reading

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